Author Archives: Cheltenham Against Cuts

Striking Back, Building Bridges! – Saturday 14th March at the Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester

Striking Back, Building Bridges! – Saturday 14th March at the Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester Trade unions in Cheltenham, Gloucester and surrounding areas have organised an event to address the attacks we face, both in our workplaces and the communities we live in. STRIKING BACK to defend workers` and trade union rights BUILDING BRIDGES to […]

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BEYOND BREAKING POINT – The crises in benefits & housing – meeting & workshops – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY -12.30-4.30/5.00pm at GARAS – 111 Barton St, Gloucester GL1 4HR

Unite Community is organising a meeting and workshops to discuss the effects of current government and council policies on the low paid, unemployed, the disabled and carers – and draw up a strategy for fighting the Tories. Speakers include: members of Unite Community, housing campaigners, Disabled People Against Cuts and Suzanne Muna, UNITE Executive member […]

UNITE to support the Day of Action on Universal Credit!

CHELTENHAM & GLOUCESTER AGAINST CUTS asks you to UNITE to support the Day of Action on Universal Credit. Unite Community – a section of the Union UNITE – represents people who are not in employment: from pensioners to youth, stay at home parents, carers & the disabled, the unemployed & self-employed – has called a […]

Not One Day More #ToriesOut National Demonstration on Sat, July 1st– coach from Gloucester & Stroud

Local anticuts campaign groups Unite Community, Stroud Against the Cuts, Cheltenham & Gloucester Against cuts are working together to mobilise for the Tories Out! Not One Day More demonstration in London on Saturday, July 1st.  There are enough reasons to fight this government and the system it represents – that was before Grenfell Tower which, […]

It’s Our NHS – National Demonstration – March 4th, London – coach from Gloucester & Cheltenham

Unite Community and Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts have organised a coach to the “It’s Our NHS” National Demonstration in London on March 4th. The coach will be picking up passengers in Gloucester & Cheltenham. Seats cost £10, with concessions available. Seats are free to members of Unison Health branch and Unite. To book your […]

Report from Cheltenham`s “March for the NHS” on Saturday March 12th

Aneurin Bevan, Labour Health Minister and founder of the NHS clearly anticipated ongoing threats to the National Health Service when he said in 1948; “It will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it”. Saturday March 12th in Cheltenham saw folk with that very faith join together for […]

March for the NHS! Cheltenham, Saturday 12th March 12 noon

Recently, doctors who work in NHS hospitals have taken strike action against a new contract of employment that threatens patient safety (they will strike again on 9-11th March, and on the 6th-8th and 26-28th April). In the ballot of more than 37,000 junior doctors in England, 98% voted in favour of strike action – such […]

Yes to workers rights, no to austerity! Protest the attack on trade unions at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester – October 4th 2015

The Conservative government realises that trade unions are a threat to the devastating cuts and privatisation currently being inflicted on our public services. This is why the government is fast-tracking a sinister piece of legislation called the Trade Union Bill. Strikes are at historically low levels yet TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady said the bill […]

“End Austerity Now” demonstration, London, 20th June – coach picking up in Gloucester & Cheltenham

Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts is involved in organising transport to the “End Austerity Now” demonstration in London on Saturday 20th June. Seats on the coach (which will be picking up in both Gloucester & Cheltenham) are £12 waged & £5 unwaged. To book your seat please email us at: cheltenhamagainstcuts@gmail.com The following text is […]

Anti-austerity demonstration in Gloucester on 30th May – End Austerity Now!

On Saturday 30th May anti-austerity protesters will assemble at 11am outside Shire Hall in Gloucester to show their opposition to 5 more years of devastating attacks on the lives of ordinary people, especially the most vulnerable. From the cruel bedroom tax to zero-hour contracts in the workplace, our lives are becoming more and more insecure. […]