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Rage at the bonus bankers

Issue No. 2235

Right to Work protesters gathered outside RBS headquarters in central London on Friday of last week
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Right to Work protesters gathered outside RBS headquarters in central London on Friday of last week (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Hundreds of activists took part in anti-cuts protests across Britain last weekend.

The banks were the target as activists raged against bankers pocketing billions in profits and bonuses while our services, jobs and benefits are slashed.

Right to Work protesters gathered outside RBS headquarters in central London on Friday.

They marched between the RBS headquarters and a nearby branch, nearly breaking through police to occupy the foyer.

On Saturday bank protests took place in towns and cities including Sheffield, Manchester, Worthing, Hackney, Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea.


The Right to Work Campaign has opened up its national conference on 12 February to other national anti-cuts organisations, local groups and trade unions.

The Labour Representation Committee (LRC), along with a number of campaigns and anti-cuts groups, have already taken up the call to be part of the “People’s Convention to build resistance to cuts and austerity”.

The latest speakers confirmed are CWU deputy general secretary Tony Kearns, UCU president Alan Whittaker and Unite London secretary Steve Hart.

At a planning meeting on Tuesday of last week Right to Work was joined by representatives from the LRC, Disabled People Against the Cuts, the NUJ union, migrant worker groups, and other trade unionists and activists.

Labour MP Katy Clark told Socialist Worker,“At a time when ordinary people are facing cuts to their public services and benefits to pay for a crisis they didn’t cause, bankers are still able to receive millions in bonuses.

“It is vital that people are able to come together to discuss an alternative. I believe the People’s Convention has a very important role to play in offering a resistance to the cuts and I am delighted to be able to speak at it.”

Saturday 12 February, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. For more details go to www.righttowork.org.uk


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Tue 18 Jan 2011, 18:01 GMT
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