Given the worldwide outrage at Donald Trump’s aggressive, chauvinistic and belligerent policies, this is a crucial demonstration. We are urging all our supporters to take half a day off work to make sure they come to the demonstration. Please promote the demo as widely as possible. We are asking our groups and supporters across the country to organise transport to the national demonstration.
- Monday 30 April: Join David Lammy MP & Diane Abbott MP in Parliament Square from 4pm while the Windrush petition is debated. Facebook event here
- Saturday 5 May: March for Windrush @ Downing Street, 12pm. Facebook event here
The TUC are trying to identify people who are coming to the TUC’s national demonstration in London, 12 May, who have a good story to tell of why they are coming, and are willing to be used in local, or even national media work. The most effective use of these case-studies will be in press work with local papers and BBC county radio.
Examples would include:
- Public sector workers, such as NHS workers, teachers, fire fighters, local government workers, civil servants, who have suffered under the 1 per cent pay cut year after year.
- Families whose standard of living has constantly eroded.
- Private sector workers who have not had a decent pay rise in years.
- Workers who have suffered redundancy.
- Workers whose employment is precarious, working in the gig economy, with no secure hours of employment – especially young workers.
So if there is a local trades council’s activist, or activists, that have a good story to tell and is willing to do this, please let me know their name, union, sector in which they work, phone number and email address.
And it is our experience that the local media where you are will be most responsive to local voices such as the trades council, especially if you have local case-studies to illustrate the story. So any volunteers for case-studies will give your trades council ‘traction’ with local media, as well as being useful for social media.
By the way, all you need to know about the arrangements for the national demonstration can be found at: https://www.tuc.org.uk/new-deal-working-people-tuc-march-and-rally
And if you are organising a coach please let me know, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and NewDeal@tuc.org.uk
Hope to see you, your comrades and your banner if you have one 12 May in London. If you cannot come to London, you can still join in by organising something locally, such as a photo opportunity or a stunt of some kind.
Anyone joining this emergency demonstration for the NHS (see below) – please meet with us at the Unison meeting place: 11:30 by PC World Warren Street 145-149 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 7NE.
Tens of thousands will march for our NHS next Saturday in an emergency demonstration called by The People’s Assembly & Health Campaigns Together. The demonstration will demand an end the winter crisis with a cash injection to restore the NHS budget and a commitment to increased funding each year.
Everyday from now until the demo they’ll be running stories on why the NHS demonstration is so important including interviews from the front line, details of the route and speakers, quotes from organisers, union representatives, celebs and more.
Why are you marching?
We’re asking for people to send in a short quote (under 100 words) about why they’re marching and what the NHS means to them – we’ll include a selection of quotes in the Mirror and use others on our website and on social media. Please also include a headshot of yourself in the email. Send these to: email@example.com
How you can help:
- Invite your friends & share the Facebook event
- If you want leaflets / posters you can download and print from our website, pick them up from our office or we can send by post if you order by the end of the weekend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this
- Pass this model motion in your trade union branch, CLP or campaign group if you have a meeting before the weekend
Other exclusive stories and interviews will also be run in the Morning Star newspaper who have always backed our demonstrations, protests and been central to the anti-austerity movement. Keep an eye on their website and paper for details.
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