Struggles, Trade Unions, Workers

Music against the cuts

On the 20th of October Trade Union Congress (TUC) will demand a fairer economic policy from the British government during a march that will begin at Embankment and conclude with music in protest against cuts to government spending.

Ana M Badia

The economic policies of David Cameron’s government are still in doubt. Continued cuts to social programs, which are little by little dismantling the welfare state that many British citizens rely on, will put the spotlight on the government, which once again is faced with popular protests.

Next month, on the 20th of October, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has called a demonstration to protest against the negative impact of the economic cuts that Cameron has put into effect.

“On the 20th of October London will see how thousands of citizens get out onto the street to demand a fairer way out of the current economic crisis,” explains the TUC in an event called ‘A future that works’. The march will take place down the length of Victoria Embankment at 11am and will remain there until midday.

Official After Party’

After the demonstration, the TUC has organised the ‘Official after party’, an event that will bring together some of the best talent in the protest music scene in the UK.

From the ‘TUTUS’ Kings College London Students’ Union, there will be live performances by Captain Ska, Grace Petrie, Soothsayers and Jamie Renton, condemning the austerity measures, massive spending cuts, and the current status quo.

The new and powerful voice of British activism, Grace Petrie, ‘Liar, Liar’ of Captain Ska, and their mix of reggae, ska and hip hop against the coalition government, the toxic truth of the Soothsayers, and the mixes of DJ Jamie Renton, will be the lead acts in an event that will defend citizens rights through music.

Trade Union Congress (TUC)

Today the TUC can count on the support of 54 affiliated unions that represent, according to their website, almost six and a half million people. The union aims to support businesses and make the United Kingdom a better place to live and work.

‘A future that WORKS’ will take place on the 20th of October from 7pm in ‘TUTUS’ Kings College London Students’ Union, Macadam Building, Surrey Street, WC2R2NS. Nearest tube – Temple/Covent Garden/Embankment

Entry costs £7, £5 concessions, and can be reserved online for an extra charge of 50p @

‘TUTUS’ has disabled access.

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(Translated by Thomas Wright)

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