CAMDEN AGAINST AUSTERITY * DEMONSTRATE 20 OCTOBER*
Next Campaign meeting Thursday 16 August 7pm Camden Town Hall
*REPORT FROM 20 OCTOBER ORGANISING MEETING 19 JULY*
This report was sent by a PCS National Executive member from a local branch.
” The meeting was attended by approximately 20 people, from the local Consituencey Labour Party chair to a representative from UK UNCUT . There were also delegates from the local Keep Our NHS public campaign, tenants associations, UNISON and RMT.
To help build the demo, UNISON have booked a train from Liverpool and Manchester and it was estimated that it could attract over 1 million people. The aim is to build a demonstration much wider than the trade union movement and that it has to include students, pensioners, disability groups etc.
It was recognised that the TUC will use the demo as part of the build up to a general election campaign for Ed Miliband and why an atmosphere had to be developed now to turn the demonstration into the springboard for future action.
It was agreed that an open letter will be sent to Camden New Journal (CNJ) signed by various local campaigning groups to build for the 20th and the it was agreed to ask councillors to sign the statement supporting the demonstration and to draft a motion to put to the Council.
It was agreed to set up a public meeting at the end of September and a feeder march from Camden to the demo will be organised. In order to build for the public meeting and the demo, leafleting, organising meetings and other campaigning initiatives will be discussed at the next meeting which is on the 16th August.
All in all it was a very good meeting a bit of politics, a bit of organisation and importantly, it finished on time.”
* WE ARE SUPPORTING 20 OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION*
Latest signatures to attached open letter.
George Binette Camden United against Cuts; Merlin Reader, Nicola Seyd Camden Trades Council; Phoebe Watkins, Barry Walden Camden Unison; Janet Maiden University College Hospital Unison; Dr Robert MacGibbon BMA; Val Pearman, Floyd Codlin British Library PCS; Ben Sprung London Organiser FBU; Fran Heron Ampthill Square Tenants and Residents Association; Raj Chada Holborn & St Pancras Labour Party; Natalie Bennett Camden Green Party; Nick Jones Camden SWP; Jane Clinton Greenwood Day Centre campaign; Maeve O’Connor, Candy Udwin Camden Keep Our NHS Public; Anna Owens Euston Tower PCS; Hector Wesley NEC PCS; Sandy Nicoll SOAS Unison; Matt Saywell Holborn GMB; Andrew Baisley Camden NUT; Peter Green, Carly Grundle Westminster Kingsway UCU; Gemma Yarsuvat, Moyisola Atanmuyide, Jayeola Bagausoro Camden NSL Services Unison; Sabby Sagall C London Right to Work campaign; Neill Grant Camden Unite Against Fascism; Mandy Berger Camden Housing Unison; John Reid London Transport RMT; Jim Widdowson Camden Federation of Tenants & Residents Associations; Liz Wheatley Primrose Hill Court TRA; Andrea Butcher Alexandra & Ainsworth TRA; Philip Lewis Camden Unison; Sheila Patton, Tony Marshall Keep Our NHS Public; Harriet Wichtowski Former Camden Road Surgery patient; Tim Street UK Uncut.
CONTACT DETAILS FOR CAMDEN UNITED AGAINST CUTS
Post c/o Camden NUT, Freepost (NW 6094), 100 Stanhope ST, NW1 3JX