The STUC is to be congratulated for calling a Scotland wide demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 20th October ( http://www.stuc.org.uk/20-oct) to coincide with the TUC’s national demonstration ‘for a Future that Works’ in London on the same day. Both events, called in opposition to the austerity that Governments across Europe are trying to impose, mean that October 20th will see huge protests north and south of the border followed by co-ordinated strike action by large numbers of workers.
The Right to Work Campaign is hosting an open meeting at the STUC offices, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm to discuss how we can all co-operate to build the Scottish demonstration in Glasgow on October 20th and how, alongside the TUC march in London, it can provide a focus for activity and opposition to the different attacks we are all facing.
Cameron and Osborne are cutting pay, jobs, services, pensions and welfare provision; they are dismantling employment rights and health and safety at work; they are slashing education and condemning young people to a grim future; they are targeting the poor and the vulnerable and scapegoating refugees. Most of their attacks are still to come and we can stop them. Their Condem Coalition is increasingly divided and unpopular and in the build up to the 20th October we can really start to turn up the heat on them.
You are invited to attend the open meeting at the STUC on Thursday 23rd August. Trade union bodies, campaigners and community groups are encouraged to send representatives. The meeting will discuss details and arrangements for the build-up to the Scottish demonstration and there will be leaflets, posters and other publicity material to take away.
Turn up the Heat on the Tories
March Together – Fight Together
Right to Work Campaign open mobilising meeting for October 20th .
Thursday 23rd August @ 7.30pm in the STUC offices, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow
Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/257646091019088/ - please join & share
This meeting is already supported by Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts; Black Triangle Campaign; Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees; Save the Accord Campaign; Scottish Unemployed Workers Network; Social Work Action Network: the Right to Work Campaign; UNITE Scottish Housing Branch; March for Jobs & Services; Glasgow Stop the War.
The meeting will be introduced by Phil Brannan, Remploy GMB Scottish Convenor along with speakers from The March for Jobs & Services and the STUC
Come along and invite your friends and workmates. Take part in the discussion about how we stiffen the resistance and build links and solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting back here, in Europe and across the globe.
As always there will be time for updates on current activities, local campaigns and strikes.