Strike and Protest against Closure of Tax Advice Centre
Please read the following request for support for a strike by Unite members in Peterborough.
Following the nationwide bedroom tax protests, local campaigners are collecting signatures for a petition (pdf) to call on local MPs to reverse the government’s bedroom tax.
Royal Mail plans to close Cambridge’s Mail Centre will affect the area’s businesses, residents and postal workers. If you are concerned about the loss of the Cambridge mail centre, please gather signatures for the Communication Workers Union Petition: Save Cambridge Mail Centre (Word document).
On Saturday 16 March, 1pm outside Guildhall, Market Square, there will be a demonstration in opposition to the Government’s planned ‘bedroom tax’, due to come into effect on April 1st. This selectively-applied benefit cut will in particular affect disabled people, foster parents, single parents and families with a recently bereaved member, and may force people to move to less appropriate and more expensive housing. For more information, see the links below. Continue reading
We held a fantastic celebration of diversity and multiculturalism in Cambridge on Saturday. Local trade unions were at the heart of the mobilisation that united with community, faith groups, political organisations, cultural organisations and other campaigns. There were hundreds of local trade union members out on the streets to stop the EDL. Representatives from at least 9 trades councils and most of the local union branches. I walked the length of the march several times and Cambridge workplace reps and union activists were everywhere – stewarding, organising, chanting, singing . . .and dancing. But most importantly being counted!
We did what we set out to achieve! Only 30 racists and fascist (one actually unrolled swastika) turned up in the EDL’s designated cage. There were more known fascists hanging around town but they were so humiliated they could not bring themselves to join their own protest. This means we divided them.