The People's Assembly Against Austerity: Support for NUT strikes and conference on 15/3 etc
This week in Doncaster, 150 nurses who look after adults with learning difficulties started a 7 day strike after being handed devastating pay cuts of up to 50%. Care UK was given the contract by Doncaster Council last September. Care UK’s immediate decision to attack the wages and conditions of the workforce tells us all we need to know about why the governemnt are out to privatise the NHS.
On the 26 March, the National Union of Teachers have called a national strike in England and Wales. Already, Gove has backed down on working time and conditions. Now, the strike action has a real chance to win against an increasingly weak government. We are asking every People's Assembly supporter to help make sure these strikes are supported in our communities, and that solidarity is shown from the whole movement.
The NUT is organising a series of street stalls across the country in the run up to the strike to mobilise public support. If you can, please get down to one and help out. Contact your local NUT or People's Assembly group for details.
People's Assembly groups across the country are organising protests and actions on 19 March which will be publicised on our website soon.
In London, we are organising a protest and rally at at Downing Street. Click here for details: http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/budget_day.
Speakers include: Owen Jones, Kate Smurthwaite (comedian), Katy Clark MP. Music from Sean Taylor. More tba. Please invite your friends on facebook and share widely.