The Struggle is Hotting up in Derby!
Action dates for the first week of November
Can you take part with just an hour or so of your time?
Support Postal Workers & Firefighters, Community Groups, Rail Campaigners & Direct Action Day
Derby People’s Assembly on Oct 26th was a great success, showing how all the issues – the NHS, housing, benefits,
local government services, education, proper jobs, poverty etc – are linked together… and that we need one big, unified anti-austerity fight back movement. We need that unity if we are to win, not just protest!
This coming week, we can we translate the words into action in Derby.
IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED PLEASE CONTACT US
DERBY PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY Facebook page
Mon 4th November – Fire Brigades Union strike.
Not only are firefighters threatened by changes to their pension scheme that would result in many being sacked
before the age of retirement due to not reaching the required level of fitness,
but the whole fire service is threatened further by proposed major cuts.
The smell of privatisation is in the air! Again,
show your support for the fire fighters and the service as a whole by visiting the fire station picket lines
in Derby – Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road and Kingsway
Tues 5th Nov People’s Assembly Direct Action Day
Action For Rail.
For an end to cuts and ticket price rises, and for investment in a renationalised rail industry,
Join the leafleting at Derby Station 8am – 9.30am, and at Burton Station 3.30pm – 5pm.
There will also be a rally at 5.15pmjust near Burton Station at the Grail Court Hotel with speakers including Bob Crow RMT Gen Sec
UNFAIR DEAL FOR DERBY
DERBY COMMUNITY GROUPS
As a result of government “austerity”
Derby City Council is planning to cut the funding to local community organisations
currently providing much needed support, at the same time as cutting their own services.
There is to be a demonstration against these cuts on
5th November at 5pm outside the Council House on Corporation street.
SIGN THE UNFAIR DEAL FOR DERBY PETITION HERE
Thursday Nov 7th Fire Service “Consultation” Day
The Fire Authority is “consulting the public” on how to cut Derby’s fire service.
They’ll have a stall in the Westfield shopping centre.
The WOW petition is a campaign started by sick and disabled people, and carers to fight back against the continual cuts to social security. WOW petition has to get 100,000 signatures on the governments epetition website by the 12th of December, we already have 71,000.
We ask you all, whether able bodied or disabled, to sign the petition at www.wowpetition.com
The demands include a Cumulative Impact Assessment of all changes to benefits, an end to the Work Capability Assessment (which in 2011 alone left 10,600 people dead within six weeks of their benefits being stopped), an independent inquiry into austerity measures and a New Deal for sick & disabled people & cares to support and include them to fulfill their potential.
Illness or disability can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Please help us to show that sick and disabled people and carers in society should not have to bear the brunt of the cuts through this government’s austerity agenda and stand in solidarity and support by joining our campaign.
Francesca Martinez, actress and comedian
- Derby City Council Slashing Voluntary Sector Funding 45%
- THESE CUTS ARE DISPROPORTIONATE
- IN DERBY CITY COUNCILS CONSULTATION 98% OF PEOPLE SAID NO TO CUTS
- 15% CUTS FOR SOME ORGANISATIONS, 100% CUTS FOR OTHERS -NO EXPLANATION
- VOLUNTARY SECTOR SAY DERBY CITY COUNCIL HAVE NOT TRIED TO WORK WITH SECTOR
PUBLIC MEETING 29TH OCTOBER 2013 6-8PM Voicebox, Forman St Sign the petition Write to your Councillors and MPs Share your organisations story Take part in the DAY OF ACTION 5TH NOVEMBER www.communityactionderby.org.uk