Monday, 14 March 2011

LAC meeting this Tuesday cancelled for Day of action, budget day protest

Leeds Against the Cuts

Notice: Leeds Against Cuts meeting on local cuts scheduled for this Tuesday was cancelled in favour of building a Day of Action this Saturday in Leeds against all the cuts, and a Budget Day protest on 23 March.

Leeds Against the Cuts meets this Thursday at the Leeds TUC centre, 88 North Street at 5.30 pm, please come along and help us build a good day of action and the 26th March demo. ALL WELCOME!

Saturday 19 March: Local day of action against cuts
Leeds Against the Cuts is inviting local anti-cuts campaigns to take action - a protest, a stall, a leafletting, a meeting - this Saturday to highlight the council's cuts budget, continue the campaign to reverse damaging cuts to local sports centres, libraries, youth centres and day centres, and build for 26 March. There will be Leeds Against the Cuts stalls in the city centre too, so come along to that if there is nothing local and give us a hand getting the word out.

More to come as news of local protests comes in so watch this space, or better yet organise a local protest yourself!  Leeds Against the Cuts can provide materials and support.

Wednesday 23 March: ConDem budget day protest
Just when you thought they'd cut enough, more slash and burn policies are to be announced on Budget Day on Wednesday, so come protest in City Square on Wednesday at 5.30 with your neighbours, workmates, friends and family, bring your union banners of home made placards and lets make some noise, and get ready for the mega demo on the 26th.

9th April: Leedswide Anti-cuts Convention
A day of discussions and workshops to plan city-wide campaign activity against cuts to health, education and local services.

Leeds coaches to 26 March TUC anti-cuts demo, London
Get in touch for tickets to get a coach from Leeds

The Trade Union Congress has called a national demo against the cuts for 26 March in London.  Already 500 coaches and a number of trains have been booked from across the country for what will be an historic demo. We are aiming for a million marchers against the cuts, so make plans to get down to London and be part of it! More info from the official website here.

Public services, benefits, education, pensions, the NHS – everything the working class has won over the last decades to make life better is at risk as the Tories prepare to privatise and cut their way through another term of office, and finish the job that Thatcher began.

You can pledge to march here.

Get in touch with Leeds Against the Cuts and book your tickets now to get down to London on the 26th.

-      Coaches cost £15 for workers, £10 for university students, £5 unemployed/school/college.  Solidarity price add £5.

-      Coaches will likely leave 6 am from central Leeds, and arrive back at 10 pm on 26 March

-      Please pay the full price of your ticket upfront. We need a deposit £5 deposit to reserve a ticket.

-      Make cheques out to "Leeds TUC" and post to Leeds TUC 88 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PN. Please email, text or phone to let us know you have booked some tickets so any delays or losses in the post can be fixed as soon as possible.

-      We hope to have an online paypal system up and running soon at the website

Please get in touch for more information, and to inform us if you want to book tickets or are sending in payment:

Phone: 07783545173

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