The march in London on Saturday October 20th, which goes from The Embankment to the rally in Hyde Park, is a chance to demonstrate our opposition to the government`s undemocratic and unecessary programme of austerity – which is still in its early stages. Other marches are taking place in Glasgow and Belfast
The TUC conference in Brighton last month was lobbied with a call for the unions to follow up the 20 October mobilisations with a 24-hour general strike to defeat the Con-Dems’ austerity offensive.
This is the fight of our lifetime – only 15% of the cuts have taken place, yet the effect on society has already been devastating.
The motion from the POA prison officers’ union was passed at the TUC conference; calling for coordinated action, including the consideration of a general strike.
The TUC now needs to name a date for coordinated action.
March together on 20 October… then strike together to stop the Con-Dem cuts!