Friday, 29 May 2015

Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils Conference - London Against Austerity

On Saturday 4 July 2015 the Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils is holding its 'London Against Austerity' conference at Islington Town Hall.

The conference aims to bring together Councillors, trades unionists and community organisations in opposing austerity.

If you'd like to attend please register here. The event information is below:

SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015, 10.00-15.30
Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube/rail: Highbury & Islington

Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Join us on 20th June to oppose Austerity

On Saturday 20th June 2015 the Lambeth Green Party will be at the End Austerity Now National Demonstration to oppose the harsh and unfair cuts that are set to continue under the Conservative Government. Please come and join us.

After the Conservatives swept back into power with an increased majority, cuts to vital public services are expected to be deeper and wider. It is now more important than ever to show we will not take this lying down. The more who join us on the streets, the louder the message we send to the Government.

Under the Coalition Government the NHS recorded its worst ever performance, with accident and emergency units recording their worst crisis in over a decade. Funding for mental health fell by 8% whilst demand for services has increased by 20%. There has been a 19% year-on-year rise in recorded use of food banks. Over 300,000 children have been forced into poverty since 2012 and this figure is expected to rise. 60 deaths have been linked to benefits cuts. I could go on...and on.

With more cuts on the way these dire circumstances are only going to get worse, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable hardest. 

We need to send a message on 20th June that we will stand against austerity. Please join us. For some food for thought read Paul Krugman on 'The Austerity Delusion' here.

We are holding a Lambeth Green Party campaigns meeting to organise for this protest soon, details will be posted on the Facebook page.  We will also be having a mobilising event at the White Lion, on Streatham High Road on 2nd June.  End Austerity Now are holding their next meeting on Tuesday 26th May from 6:30pm at the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham.