Our ‘Decision Meetings’ are vital to the health of our campaign. They allow people to connect with what’s going on, find ways of contributing and collectively plan activities to tackle Austerity and its effects on people’s lives. Due to Bank Holidays, we’ve switched a few of them around. Our next meetings will be Monday 14th and 28th April and 12th May. They’ll be at 7.30pm at the TSSA Union Office on Nunnery Lane (Map location A). Here’s a flavour of what’s coming up:
From teachers and care workers on strike to a huge march in London this June, we’ve got lots to get organised for. The summer is shaping up to be a big one, with many opportunities to build both the case and the movement against austerity.
Our biggest decisions will focus on the “No More Austerity” march and festival in London on Saturday 21st June. Booking a coach is a big financial commitment, so we need a great strategy for how to fill it. Its vital that we make good decisions about the ways we use the next two months to spread the word and make a big contribution to this demonstration.
Coming up before then, we’ve also been asked to publicise a march in Doncaster on Saturday 19th April. Its been called by our friends at Doncaster People’s Assembly to support the CareUK workers who are taking part in their third full week of strike action. (Facebook event). We hope to have transport details in the next few days.
We’re hoping to hold a May Day event to celebrate the international Worker’s holiday that so often gets forgotten in Britain. If we manage to pull something off it’s most likely to be on Saturday May 3rd. On May 1st itself, Defend Our NHS York have organised a public meeting on the proposed TTIP Trade deal between the US and EU. Its a very shady deal that could see EU governments, including Britain’s, commit to privatise almost everything. The meeting is at 7.30pm in Friends Meeting House.
With the NUT teachers union possibly set for strike action, amongst others, and with plenty of other campaigns, such as the bedroom tax, to keep fighting, its shaping up to be a busy and exciting summer.