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TUC: Britain Needs a Pay Rise March and Rally London Saturday October 18th

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Announcing the TUC’s plans for a march and rally in London on 18 October, TUC General Secretary Frances O’ Grady said:

“Hard-pressed families across the UK must be beginning to wonder when the tough times they are experiencing will ever end. They keep hearing that the economy is growing and learning of yet another bonus extravaganza in the city, yet their own wages never seem to go far enough.

“Worries about money are a big deal for ordinary people. While their household budgets can just about stretch to cover everyday essentials, they are likely to have to load up their credit cards to meet the cost of any unexpected items.

“During the dark days of recession, workers accepted that their pay might have to be frozen or even cut to save jobs, but now the economy is picking up – and many employers can afford to pay their staff more – the time has come for Britain to get a pay rise.”

The Independent Exclusive: Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest

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Exclusive: Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest

 Cuts to the benefit system have seen nearly 16,000 people in London alone referred to bailiffs for non-payment

WHITEHALL EDITOR Thursday 24 July 2014

The young, skint and self-employed need a radical new labour market

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The young, skint and self-employed need a radical new labour market

With wages collapsing and many resorting to roomshares, who will stand up for young people against the loan shark, the rip-off landlord and the profiteering boss?
Chain reaction … a student protest in London last year.

Chain reaction … a student protest in London last year. Photograph: Pete Riches/Demotix/Corbis

To enter the set-design workshop you have to go through the dressmaking workshop, where a man with a ponytail tries to ignore you while he sews. Once in the set-design space – about the size of a living room – you have to avoid the oil paintings kept there by an artist who shares the studio. Welcome to the world of the young, skint and self-employed.

The designers, Charlotte Osborn and Samara Tompsett, are at work on a stage set for Latitude festival. How much an hour do they earn? Cue embarrassed laughter. We get a fixed budget, says Charlotte – sometimes they pay themselves a few hundred pounds for a job “but if it’s something we want to look really awesome we pay ourselves nothing”.

Take that workshop and multiply by 250 and you’ve got Bow Arts: a low-rent industrial space in east London, which provides business premises at around £11 per sq ft – less than half the commercial rate. Up to 400 people work there – probably more than in the 19th century when it was a factory.

Now multiply that until you get 400,000 – the number of self-employed jobs added to the British workforce in the past year. Add tens of thousands of low-paid regular jobs and you get the headline the government does not want to talk about: a five-year collapse in real wages, especially among the young.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that, after inflation, the real hourly pay of workers under the age of 30 has collapsed by 11% since the financial crisis of 2008; their household incomes are down 15% as large numbers live in shared housing, and even shared rooms.

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Austerity protesters plan ‘biggest march in UK history’

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From The Telegraph

Austerity protesters plan ‘biggest march in UK history’

Protesters vow to return with ‘monster march’ after more than 50,000 people take part in a demonstration against austerity measures in London on Saturday

Up to 50,000 people marched from the BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London to Parliament Square on Saturday in protest against the coalition’s austerity measures.

Organised by the People’s Assembly, the event saw politicians, trade union leaders and celebrities leading the charge against government cuts.

Russell Brand, who was a major representative at the protest called for a “peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution” to seize back power from the political establishment. He was also one of many attendees who accused the press of a “media blackout” on the day.

The organisation plans to stage the biggest protest in UK history by the end of the year.

Source: ITN

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Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures

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Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures

An estimated 50,000 people in London addressed by speakers, including Russell Brand, after People’s Assembly march

By Kevin Rawlinson & other agencies 21st June 2014

Russell Brand

Russell Brand told the marchers there will be a ‘peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution’ against austerity in the UK. Photograph: Rex Features

Tens of thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday afternoon in protest at austerity measures introduced by the coalition government. The demonstrators gathered before the Houses of Parliament, where they were addressed by speakers, including comedians Russell Brand and Mark Steel.

An estimated 50,000 people marched from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in central London to Westminster.

“The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business. It’s time for us to take back our power,” said Brand.

“This will be a peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution and I’m very grateful to be involved in the People’s Assembly.”

“Power isn’t there, it is here, within us,” he added. “The revolution that’s required isn’t a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have.”


A spokesman for the People’s Assembly, which organised the march, said the turnout was “testament to the level of anger there is at the moment”.

He said that Saturday’s action was “just the start”, with a second march planned for October in conjunction with the Trades Union Congress, as well as strike action expected next month.

Read more in the Guardian 

Transport to Anti Austerity march and festival in London on June 21st

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Transport to Anti Austerity march and festival in London on June 21st

The Derby Area Trades Union Council coaches for this march will leave Full Street (adjacent to the Assembly Rooms) at 9.00 am on Saturday June 21st and will also collect people at the UNITE office in Pride Park at 9.15 am. The coaches are FREE.

To book a seat please contact