Today we are calling for grassroots organisations in and around Birmingham to come together and discuss what we can do over the next 5 months to get as many people from the West Midlands as possible to the demonstration, and what we can do to help pressure the TUC to make this a national demonstration against austerity.
Monday 28th May, 6pm-7pm at Unison Offices, 19th Floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway, B4 7NN.
Unemployment is rising, prices are going up, wages staying down and benefits being slashed. We’re back in recession, performing worse than the Eurozone.
The rich are getting richer and benefiting from tax cuts whilst working families see VAT and fuel prices jumping ever upwards.
And the deficit? It’s barely being reduced – £7bn off target last year, and the CBI predicting the deficit for 2012/13 will actually be bigger than 11/12 despite all the spending cuts.
Austerity isn’t working, Britain’s better off with the alternatives. That message was sent through the ballot boxes on May 3rd, now we need to make our voices even louder, and the most effective place to do that is on the streets.
This is an open meeting – we invite all groups and individuals who want to demonstrate against the ConDem coalition’s policies, and to call for the alternatives to austerity and a sustainable economic future for the UK.
We’ve got 5 months to make this the biggest demonstration since the Chartists. Let’s start building now.