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A bonanza of protests for budget day

Issue No. 2344

Trade unionists, campaigners and others are preparing for protests across Britain on Wednesday of next week. 

That day is budget day—when Tory chancellor George Osborne will unveil yet more attacks on working class people.

The Tories have already announced attacks on benefits.

They have waged war on workers’ jobs, pay, pensions and conditions.

And they are driving through privatisation in services.

But people are fighting back.

In many places, budget day protests will be boosted by civil service workers in the PCS union who are set to strike on the day.


In London, the PCS has called a rally at Old Palace Yard opposite parliament as the budget is announced. Activists will gather between 12 noon and 2pm.

The London region of the UCU lecturers’ union has called a march from King’s College, the Strand, to Downing Street.

The march will assemble at 5.30pm and march to a rally at Downing Street from 6.30pm.

Unite the Resistance and the Coalition of Resistance are co-hosting the rally.

The TUC was set to hold a pre-budget rally on Wednesday of this week. It takes place at the Emmanuel Centre, 9–23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW.

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Thu 21 Mar 2013, 14:18 GMT
Issue No. 2344
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