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G20 leaders will face mass protests

Issue No. 2138

We have an opportunity to come together in our thousands next month to say “Put People First”.

That’s the slogan around which the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has helped initiate a coalition involving unions, leading charities and anti-poverty campaigns.

It has called a march on Saturday 28 March, just days before Gordon Brown will host a summit meeting of the G20 leaders in London.

The march will kick off a series of protests. The Stop the War Coalition and others are ­planning protests later the same week over Nato plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

The protests against the G20 are an opportunity for us to make it clear working people should not have to pay for a crisis manufactured in Wall Street, the City of London and corporate board rooms.

Whether we are in work, studying, unemployed or simply concerned about global poverty and injustice this is a chance to unite around the three central demands of the protest – decent jobs and public services for all, an end to global poverty and inequality and for a green economy.

The demonstrations will bring together workers from many different backgrounds in a show of international solidarity.

Together we can make it clear that we need a stand against an assault on our jobs, wages, conditions and pensions.

Put People First, assemble Saturday 28 March, 11am, The Embankment, London. For more information go to »

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Tue 10 Feb 2009, 18:24 GMT
Issue No. 2138
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