Around 60 activists met last Saturday in Cambridge to discuss building the anti-cuts movement.
Workshops included building the fight in the trade unions, the state of the economy and working with elected representatives.
“It was a vital day with serious debates,” Tom Woodcock, a local teacher and one of the organisers, told Socialist Worker. “We came away with a plan for building a network of resistance and confidence that can fight the cuts.”
The constituency Labour Party affiliated to the campaign on the day and members joined in the discussion alongside students and trade unionists from the FBU, PCS, all four Unison branches, UCU and a number of campaigning groups.
The day finished with a series of planned events including support for the student protests on 24 November, a local protest on 18 December, a public meeting in January and a pensions roadshow across public sector workplaces.