Demo: End Austerity Now

Dear Colleagues,

The proposed Tory anti-union laws would outlaw strikes if less than 50% of members voted in a ballot with an even stricter threshold for workers in ‘essential’ services. If these laws come in unchallenged, bosses will ride roughshod over all our workplace agreements and victimise our union reps.

It is now vital we mobilise on the streets for 20th June demo outside the Bank of England (Queen Victoria St) City of London (nearest tube: Bank) and show the full force of anti-austerity opinion by ensuring this demonstration is the biggest protest seen in London for years.

The Tories - elected by 24% of the electorate - fully understand the unions can stop this wave of vicious cuts by taking decisive mass action, particularly on the scale of a 24-hour general strike.
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is calling for an emergency TUC General Council – a council of war to organise a national campaign of public meetings and rallies on the theme of ‘Strike to fight the cuts and stop the union-busters!’

The NSSN annual conference taking place 4th July in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL will rally shop stewards and union activists to launch such a campaign.
Workers need to put pressure on union leaders to organise the action needed to defeat the attacks on union rights and stop the cuts.

This is potentially a weak government that can be defeated if we organise. Please do everything you can to maximise attendance at both these events.

In Solidarity,
Glen Hart, LTRC Political Officer