The PCS union has voted to take strike action over pensions and pay this Wednesday as George Osborne announces another round of austerity measures in the annual Budget
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This is not a one-day protest, this is the start of a rolling programme of walkouts and disruptive action to put pressure on a government that is refusing to talk to us.”
Protests and rallies are taking place across the country. In London there will be a rally outside Parliament as the Budget is announced.
The details are:
12-2pm, Wednesday 20 March, Old Palace Yard (Opposite Parliament), SW1P 3JY.
For a full list of rallies across the country click here.
In the evening of Budget Day, Coalition of Resistance and Unite the Resistance are organising a rally at Downing Street from 6:30pm.
London Region UCU is organising a march from Kings College, the strand to the rally assembling at 5:30pm.
People’s Assembly continues to build support
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is gaining momentum and looks set to be exactly the kind of event needed to initiate a mass, broad-based campaign which can challenge the government’s austerity agenda.
Over 500 people have already booked their place and hundreds of trade union branches and organisations have passed support for the event. Just some of the latest supporters include: East London Teachers Association, Greater London Pensioners Association, Harlow & Epping Forest NUT, Goldsmiths UCU, Unite LE/460 Branch, Ipswich, Huntingdonshire TUC, WOW Petition Campaign, Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council, PCS DWP South East London branch, Lewisham People Before Profit, Unite Community Portsmouth. Add your support to the growing list here.
Here’s how you can help:
- Pass this model resolution in your trade union branch or organisation
- Get local support for the assembly: ask trade unionists, people in campaigns or community organisations, local MPs or councilors or any celebs if they will add their name to the call. Once you have a good spread of support, put the letter with local signatories in the local press.
- Organise a public meeting with the local signatories to help build for the assembly and to support local campaigns.
- Invite your friends to the Facebook event and for twitter use #peoplesassembly
Please get in touch if you have any questions or need advice on what you can do in your area.
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