The magnificent 500,000-strong
demonstration on 26 March – the biggest trade union demonstration in the
history of the British labour movement – was a marvellous response to
the Coalition’s austerity measures. It sends out a clear message: the
workers of this country are not prepared to take the government’s
austerity measures lying down.
We are now just six weeks away from the March 26th demo called by the TUC to oppose the cuts. It now seems certain that this will be the biggest protest in London since the marches against the Iraq war. Over 300,000 are expect. Read on for full details, transport etc...
Leeds refuse workers strikers have been out for nearly a month now.
Rubbish is piling up and the dispute has started to hit the national
headlines with reports in the main daily papers and on BBC Breakfast
(which noted that the strike has strong local support). Socialist
Appeal supporters in the Yorkshire area have been involved in giving
support to the strikers and have been visiting the various picket lines.