18 March 2013
Unite the Resistance.
For a General Strike against austerity. Turn words into action!
Planning Meeting for Unite the Resistance in East London
Monday 25 March, 6pm, Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, E15 1HP
I am writing to you to invite you to an initial planning meeting on Monday 25 March 2013 in Stratford Advice Arcade (E15 1HP) at 6.00pm to discuss developing Unite the Resistance (UtR) in East London.
We wish to explore whether there is support to launch UtR with a major event, possibly towards the end of April/beginning of May. There have been a series of very well attended conferences around the country (see website uniteresist.org, for details).
Last year’s TUC Congress voted by 4 to 1 to consider the ‘practicalities’ of a general strike against Tory austerity. Yet Osborne’s impending budget is set to further entrench austerity measures and the assault on living standards for ordinary people will intensify further with the introduction of savage attacks on benefits in April.
We urgently need a co-ordinated response from our trade unions. If you would be
interested in putting your name to an initial letter to go to a wide range of Trade Unionists in East London, and/or getting involved from the start in planning/building for UtR events in the area, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org .
John McLoughlin, For Unite the Resistance Steering Committee