Politiks, Struggles, Workers

Popular coalition against austerity

The cutting measures undertaken by David Cameron’s Conservative government  continue to face opposition. On Saturday 22 June there will be a meeting to join forces against these policies.


Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

Since the introduction of austerity measures in the UK, the welfare state has been threatened. Similarly, the rights of workers are being attacked and there is generating more inequality and poverty in society.

2013 has been presented as a year of impoverishment and insecurity for thousands of people in the UK with cuts in wages, jobs and social services such as health and education.

Faced with this situation and with 80% of the austerity measures planned by the government yet to be implemented, many associations and groups have expressed their rejection.

This applies to the Coalition of Resistance, which has organised a People’s Assembly nationwide against the austerity on the 22nd of June. Their aim is to bring together all groups, campaigns and unions in one movement for social justice and against the Conservative-Democratic coalition.

The Assembly, which will take place at Westminster Central Hall, aims to play a vital role and be powerful enough to coordinate actions including a general strike in Britain and similar demonstrations in other countries.

Coalición popular 4The event will have the support of members of Parliament Caroline Lucas, Katy Clark, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell and several union representatives; Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite the Union, Mark Serwotka, PCS fenetal secretary, Christine Blower, NUT, Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ, Manuel Cortez, TSSA and Billy Hayes, CWU, among many others.

Similarly, representatives from several organisations will be attending. Some attendees will include John Hilary, director of War on Want; Sam Fairbairn, national secretary of the Coalition of Resistance; Shang Gahonia, Indian Workers Association; Carolin Jones, director of the Institute of Employment Right and Wendy Savage and John Lipetz, of Keep our NHS Public.

Roger Lloyd Pack
Roger Lloyd Pack

But this struggle involves all sectors. Therefore, Tariq Ali, author; John Pilger, journalist; Ken Loach, director; Owen Jones, writer; Roger Lloyd Pack, actor; Arthur Smith, comedian and Roy Bailey, singer, will also support the cause in the Assembly.

Date: June 22, 2013, 9:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Location: Central Hall Westminster

For more information visit the website.


(Translated by David Coldwel – Emaill: davidpc@hotmail.co.uk)

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