19 September 2012
Unite the Resistance is organising a rally in central London before the big 20 October TUC demo, to discuss the case for a general strike against austerity.
The TUC passed a resolution at its annual congress earlier this month committing it to consider ‘the practicalities’ of a general strike.
The rally will bring together trade unionists and activists to discuss this landmark call – and how it can be turned into reality.
Speakers will include PCS civil service union leader Mark Serwotka, Ellen Clifford (Disabled People Against Cuts), Jeremy Corbyn MP, BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper, Clara Osagiede (RMT cleaners’ grade rep, London Underground) and Sean Vernell (UCU executive, personal capacity).
Rally: ‘March for an alternative’ – the case for a general strike
7pm, Monday 15 October
Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
(Nearest tube Euston)