With the impact of austerity measures being felt across Britain as well as across Europe, the TUC demonstration ‘For a Future that Works’ on Saturday 20 October will be a hugely important event that we hope you will want to support.
All of us in Southwark who were involved in the build-up to the last TUC demonstration on 26 March last year will recall that the half-million who took to the streets on that day were mobilised by weeks of concerted activity in every locality across Britain, including here in South London. We collaborated with other boroughs to help build a feeder march on the day numbering some thousands, marching to the main demonstration. The following months then saw an escalation of strikes against the Government’s attack on pensions which, many would argue, were launched because of the enthusiasm and confidence generated by the 26 March demonstration.
We need your help urgently to mobilise hundreds of thousands of people who will want to attend the demonstration but don’t yet know about it!
This Saturday 22 September and throughout October until the demonstration we are organising mass-leafleting across Southwark publicising the TUC demonstration. Join other volunteers leafleting your nearest shopping centre or rail station, or we can supply you with bundles of leaflets for your own street/housing estate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07939 090 667.
Monday 24 September
6-8pm, Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meeting at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close SE17 2QB. Please RSVP to Southwarkdpac@mail.com Please invite others you think would be interested. One of the items on the agenda will be organising transport for disabled people to attend the TUC demonstration.
Wednesday 10 October
7 pm. All-Southwark Rally Against the Cuts: For A Future that Works! Speakers include John McDonnell MP, a speakers from Greece, local trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners. Salvation Army Hall, Princess Street SE1 (Elephant & Castle.) Called by Southwark TUC.
Saturday 20 October
'For A Future That Works' - mass TUC demonstration in London. From 10.30am. Local assembly point at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (outside the Imperial War Museum). More details about the demonstration from the TUC at http://afuturethatworks.org/march-logistics/ and here. Get TUC flyers downloaded here and contact email@example.com for bulk supplies of the local leaflet (attached) advertising the local assembly point at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (outside the Imperial War Museum).