The spending review is a declaration of war on the working class. Let’s start the fightback.
- Make the demonstrations against the cuts on Saturday as big and as angry as possible. The larger they are, the greater workers’ confidence to resist.
- Fight for every job and service under attack. Wherever there’s a job cut, move quickly to call a union mass meeting and launch resistance.
- Argue for unity and solidarity. The Tories try to divide and rule by blaming immigrants and people on benefits—but they didn’t cause the crisis.
- Ensure maximum support for any workers who strike. For example, firefighters and tube workers in London have called strikes. Take collections, visit their picket lines.
- Push trade union leaders into calling local and national strikes, coordinated as far as possible. The best way to stop the Tories is a general strike.
- Build local anti-cuts groups and the Right to Work campaign. Every area needs to call anti-cuts meetings, protests, lobbies and marches—and Right to Work can help coordinate a national network of resistance.
Go to www.righttowork.org.uk
Join the protests this Saturday, 23 October
- London: Assemble 11am, RMT office, 39 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD and march to TUC for a rally.
- Scotland: STUC protest, Edinburgh, assemble East Market Street 11am.
- Yorkshire & Humber: Sheffield Town Hall, 12.30pm. Right to Work feeder march—11am Sheffield University student union concourse
For full list of protests go to www.socialistworker.co.uk//art.php?id=22798'> List of protests over cuts this Saturday
Unity, not scapegoating
- March against racism, fascism and Islamophobia, Saturday 6 November, 12 noon Malet Street, London. Called by Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism. Supported by TUC and Muslim Council of Britain. For full details go to www.uaf.org.uk
Send reports/pictures of your protests to firstname.lastname@example.org