Assemble 12 Noon - Portland Place.
March to Parliament Square.
This government has made it clear it wants working people to pay for the coronavirus crisis. Its pitiful offer to the nurses, the public sector pay freeze, lack of sick pay, while contracts are granted to their friends and cronies tells you that. Meanwhile there are further subsidies to companies while we are facing mass unemployment levels when furlough ends. Employers are going on the offensive, especially with notorious fire and rehire policies -but there has been widespread opposition to this including strike action.
There is visceral anger over the multitude of government failures during the pandemic, with one of the highest Covid death rates in the world. This government has failed us and this will be our first opportunity to take to the streets in opposition,.
The Tories are also attempting to use the cover of the pandemic to sneak through the draconian ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill’. Due to reach its final reading in June this bill is an affront to democracy, an assault on our rights to protest and an attempt to silence dissent & opposition to the government. The Tories want to take away our rights to demonstrate for our rights! We cannot let that happen.
The key demands of the demonstration:
RENATIONALISE KEY SERVICES
DECENT HOUSING FOR ALL
SACK THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS
PROPERLY FUNDED, FULLY PUBLICLY OWNED NHS
END THE MARKETISATION OF EDUCATION
ACT NOW! TACKLE THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
SAFE WORKPLACES, SAVE JOBS
END FIRE AND REHIRE
FULLY FUNDED SOCIAL CARE
END INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
K*ll THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL
So far, supporting unions include:
Unite the Union, Midlands TUC, National Union of Students, Bakers Food and Allied Workers Unions, Public and Commercial Services Union, National Education Union.
Supporting organisations include:
Project for Peace and Justice, CND, Stop the War Coalition, Extinction Rebellion, DPAC, We Own It, K*ll The Bill, Keep Our NHS Public, NHS Workers Say No! Health Campaigns Together, Daymer, Women Will Not Be Silenced.
More will be added as they confirm support.
Please contact [email protected] for leaflets to promote the national demo.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, London, United Kingdom