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Austerity is over?!
Well, that’s what Theresa May claimed during her speech at the Tory party conference this Wednesday. Just the day before Chancellor Philip Hammond made it clear that austerity is set to continue…. So, which one do we believe? This is another clear sign of the weakness and chaos sweeping through the Conservative party at the moment. We can shed some needed light on the case, Austerity isn’t over. In fact it is getting worse and it’s about to get much worse.
Theresa May also stated that the years of hard work (austerity) has paid off. But paid off for who? We are witnessing the longest decline in real wages since the Victorian era, A&E waiting times were there worst ever this winter, unmet demand for homes now reaching almost 4 million, 116,000 households officially designated homeless across the country in 2016/17, biggest overall shortage of teachers ever recorded. Unfortunately, this is only the tip of the ice-burg. All this while the richest 10% in society get even more rich.
Britain is Broken, We can’t afford the Tories: We are rolling out a National Campaign which will include a speaking tour throughout the country. We will launch on the 8 Nov in London. Look out for more details, tickets and tour dates. If you are interested in putting on a local event please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality workers strike over pay and union recognition
Workers from McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, Wetherspoons, Uber Eats and Deliveroo came out in force yesterday in protest over pay and union recognition. Strikes took place across London, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, Plymouth and Southampton. They demand £10/hour minimum wage, End to zero hour contracts, Union recognition and full sick pay.
Speaking at the London Rally yesterday morning, TGI Friday striker and Unite member Lauren Townsend said:
“Every year we have more work to do and get less and less for it. It has to stop now. We are making a stand for low paid workers, exploited workers, workers on precarious contracts who are being taken advantage off by unscrupulous employers.’
Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP was also among the speakers. He said:
“Last night a briefing went out to all Labour MPs which basically said, if there is a picket line in your constituency, your responsibility is to join it. It made it absolutely clear that the Labour Party is 100% behind the strikes, the demonstrations, the actions that are being taken by workers themselves to achieve a decent pay rise and to achieve decent conditions at work.” he went on to say “We have 4 million children out there living in poverty. Two thirds of them from families were someone is out working. What does that say? It says that wages are so low that people cannot survive on poverty wages as we are experiencing in this Country. This Government has created an economy based on low pay and insecurity. Our Movement is saying enough is enough and we are now going to campaign to ensure that people are properly represented, properly paid and treated with respect once and for all”
We will keep you updated on the next steps of this campaign.
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The People’s Assembly Against Austerity
PROTEST THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE Joint East Midlands TUC and Peoples Assembly Demonstration in Birmingham Saturday 29th September. leaving Derby bus station at 10:15 am from bay 27 To book seats email email@example.com or text 07889 274723
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PROTEST THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE
Joint East Midlands TUC and Peoples Assembly Demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday 29th September.
Coach leaving Derby bus station at 10:15 am from bay 27, leaving Birmingham at 3:30pm to return to Derby. Seats cost £7 waged £5 low waged free unwaged-all donations accepted and no-one ever turned away for lack of funds. To book seats email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07889 274723
The march starts from Victoria Square Birmingham at midday.
#Labour Leader Jeremy #Corbyn will be among those who will address the crowds at the #OurNHS70 national demonstration and celebration this Saturday #Derbyuk Coaches leaving Derby Bus Station at 8am PROMPT Saturday 30th June. Tickets £10 waged, £5 low waged, Free unwaged and claimants. Book with email@example.com or text 07889 274723 as quick as you can. #NHS #Labour #Derbyshire
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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those who will address the
crowds at the #OurNHS70 national demonstration and celebration this
Other speakers will include actors Julie Hesmondhalgh & Sally Lindsay, music from the ska legend Rhoda Dakar who sang on a number of Specials hits, plus unions, health workers, and campaign representatives from across the country.
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader said ahead of the demonstration:
“This Saturday in London, I will be joining The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Health Campaigns Together, doctors, nurses, unions and tens of thousands of others at Our NHS at 70 march.
It is almost 70 years since the NHS was founded by a Labour government and it’s still our proudest achievement. It was the first comprehensive health service in the world built on the principle that healthcare should be available to all on the basis of need, not ability to pay .
What the Conservatives have done to our NHS, first under David Cameron, and then Theresa May, is appalling. Deliberate underfunding of services, and squeezing the pay of our brilliant doctors, nurses and health staff, has pushed our NHS to the brink. Every day there are shocking stories of unacceptable waiting times, ambulance delays and patients left on trolleys in corridors. And they’ve spent years selling off and contracting out our NHS bit by bit, leaving the NHS to be sued by private companies, like Virgin. Labour will end privatisation because our NHS should be about healthcare for all, not profits for a few.
Last week, the government finally announced some more money for our health service. But you know what? It’s simply not enough. Not enough to make up for the last eight years of slashed budgets and worsening standards, falling morale and loss of staff. In fact, it would barely keep the NHS at a standstill.
A Labour government would give the NHS the money it needs. It would be able to do so because we’re not afraid to ask big business and the richest to pay their fair share of tax.
I hope you’ll join us on Saturday to stand up for our health service and its incredible staff who have carried our NHS on their shoulders these last eight years, while the Government brought it to its knees.”
Make sure you have booked your seat on Derby’s Coaches leaving Derby Bus Station
at 8am PROMPT Saturday 30th June. Tickets £10 waged, £5 low waged, Free unwaged and
Book with firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07889 274723 as quick as you can.
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity
The march will assemble at 12pm, Saturday 30 June at Portland Place, London W1A 1AA followed by a procession route to Whitehall. More details here
Participants are invited to bring colourful placards or banners and to dress in bright colours or costumes associated with any of the decades the NHS has been in operation. Sound systems will play music from each decade since the NHS was founded throughout the march route.
#DERBYUK The Silk Mill Turn Out: Sat JUNE 23rd A Solidarity Summer Festival with great politics, the March, great open air music , food and drink, stalls of every kind and kids entertainment. A “must go to”
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DERBY: The Silk Mill Turn Out
SATURDAY JUNE 23rd 2018
A Solidarity Summer Festival with great politics, the March, great open air music , food and drink, stalls of every kind and kids entertainment. A “must go to” 1834-2018
“Remember our Past and Fight for the Future” – the annual Silk Mill Turnout event.
The day’s events commemorate the historic 1833/34 Silk Mill strike for fairness at work, which led to the formation of the whole Trade Union movement in Britain – and the world!
Meeting in Derby Market Place at 10 am, the marchers will be led off by a very colourful, loud and energetic Bhangra dance troupe who will perform along the way to Cathedral Green.
At each end of the march there will be rousing speeches from Moz Greenshields, Secretary of Derby Trades Union Council, Chris Williamson MP, Doug Nicholls General Secretary of the General Federation of Trades Unions, Sally Asquith of People’ Assembly and Dr Sally Ruane of Health Campaigns Together.
A Chaplet will be laid to commemorate the Silk Mill Turn Out, and celebrate the centenary of Votes for Women
The Festival fun will start at Cathedral Green at 1pm, with two performance spaces
Attila the Stockbroker – stand-up comedy and performance poetry
Three live bands – Alex Blood & The Diggers, Eastfield and Addictive Philosophy
Granny Turismo – a hilarious troupe, riding motorised shopping trolleys
Bombay Baja – an Indian Brass Band
Richard Garaghty – a contortionist street dancer who must be seen to be believed
Kids’ Activities – face painting, a strolling magician, henna “tattoos”
30 Community group stalls and activities
Food – Burgers – Vegan – Indian Snacks – Ice Cream
Drink – specialist beers, lager, cider – and a Gin and Prosecco Bar! Also the Silk Mill pub is on site
Community singing by all the crowd to round the day off at 4.30pm
So to celebrate Derby’s historic role in developing the Trade Union movement, to “remember the past and fight for the future”, and for a fantastic day out for all the family ABSOLUTELY FREE, make sure you are there!
Last chance to book seats! by Wed’s 9th May Midday for National Demonstration – A new deal for working people Saturday 12 May
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National Demonstration – A new deal for working people
Saturday 12 May, 11am Victoria Embankment
March to Hyde Park
Coaches LEAVE Derby Bus Station Stand 27 8:00am PROMPT – we cannot wait – … £10 waged/£5 low waged/Free unwaged & claimants
Book as soon as possible with email@example.com or text 07889 274723 Last chance to book seats! by Wed’s 9th May Midday
Why are we marching? Because real wages are still lower than before the crash in 2008. Because three million workers are stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment. Because hardworking public servants haven’t had a proper payrise for eight years. Because our NHS is at breaking point. And because years of cuts have led to poverty, homelessness and despair for too many.
We’re marching for the alternative. For a growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK. For a £10ph minimum wage and the right to a voice at work. For public services that are brilliant, funded and free at the point of use. And for a society that roots out racism, sexism and discrimination.
Transport has been arraigned from across the country – for more details click here.