Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Tower Hamlets shows the way

Teachers and council workers in Tower Hamlets are striking together tomorrow to build a united fight against compulsory redundancies and cuts. NUT members in Camden will also be striking and demonstrating against the cuts.

There will be a march and rally tomorrow, assembling at 11am at Weavers Fields (off Bethnal Green Rd/Derbyshire St E2 6HW) and marching through the borough to the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel Rd E1, where the rally starts at 12.30.

Speakers include Christine Blower, NUT Gen Sec, Dave Prentis UNISON Gen Sec (invited) and Mark Serwotka, PCS Gen Sec, as well as local speakers. We hope to see many local trade unions, parents, children, and members of the community on our demonstration. We are encouraging them to bring banners, placards, musical instruments, whistles, facepaints, etc.

500 jobs are being slashed in the borough as a result of the ConDem government's attack on public services. The whole of the Junior Youth Service is being axed, along with around 50 teachers jobs in central services. Another 600+ jobs are being deleted at Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust and 1,000 jobs are set to go at the East London Mail Centre.

After the strike march an NHS protest will assemble at 5pm at the Royal London on Whitechapel Rd, E1. They will march to the Deutsche bank to demand an official apology on behalf of the investment banker who on the Day X demo, arrogantly taunted health workers facing massive attacks.

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