Wednesday, 29 June 2011

J30 strike rally and public organising meeting 07 July 2011

There will be a rally for all striking union members and supporters on 30 June 2011 at 12:00 in city square, Leeds.

All supporters of the strikers and everyone against the Coalition cuts are encouraged to attend.

A public organising meeting has also been arranged to discuss how to take forward the anti-cuts movement in Leeds.

It will take place at 7 'o' clock at the Rosebowl, Woodhouse lane, Room 231 on 07 July 2011.

The leaflet can be viewed and downloaded below, please encourage others to attend.

Download 07 July 2011 Leaflet

Stop the Cuts

Thursday, 23 June 2011

30 June 2011 Strike Leaflet

A leaflet has been prepared for the strike action being taken by the NUT, ATL, UCU and PCS on 30 June 2011.

It can be viewed, shared and downloaded below:

Download Leaflet

view or share 30 June Strike Leaflet

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

30th June - support the strikes

The civil servants, teachers and lecturers will strike on 30th June to fight against attacks on their pensions, jobs and pay by the coalition government.
The government wants to raise everyone's pension age to 68, lower its value by paying less interest on it and make government employees double their pension contributions despite the fact they will be working longer and getting a smaller pension.
On top of this 600,000 public sector jobs and 700,000 private sector jobs are threatened by the cuts and the government has imposed a pay freeze on public sector workers.
The cuts are affecting us all, with the most vulnerable being hit the hardest, and the 30th June will be the first co-ordinated strike actionn against these policies. Strike action can stop the cuts so it's essential that everyone who opposes the cuts supports these strikes in whatever way we can.
Upcoming events:
Leeds Against the Cuts planning meeting
Wed 22nd June, 6pm at Broadcasting Place on Woodhouse Lane (in the Boardroom).
Come along to find out more about the strikes and the solidarity movement.
J30 strike rally
Wed 22nd June, 7:30pm at the Rosebowl on Woodhouse Lane
Get organised to raise awareness, funds and support for the picket lines on 30th June.
Picket lines
30th June, 6:30am - 10am
There will be picket lines all over the city - outside schools, colleges, universities and government buildings like job centres and courrts. Loads of people will be visiting these picket lines to show their support, feel free to join in. If you're not sure where to go then head Leeds Met Student Union on Woodhouse Lane from 7am, where there'll be information about activity across the city.
30th June, 11:30am outside Leeds Met Student Union on Woodhouse Lane
Route yet to be announced, but it will be marching through town down to the rally at City Square. The demonstration will raise awareness about the stikes and be an opportunity to take the anti-cuts message out onto the streets.
30th June, 12pm at City Square
Hosted by the striking unions, the rally will have anti-cuts speakers from across the movement.
Where now after the strikes?
Leeds Against Cuts planning meeting - all welcome
Thurs 7th July, 6pm in room 231 in the Rosebowl on Woodhouse Lane
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Monday, 20 June 2011

Unite the Resistance

Public Meeting called by Leeds UCU
Leeds Metropolitan Uni Rosebowl, Lecture Theatre C
Wednesday 22 June at 7:00 pm

On 30th June, workers from four unions - the Universities and Colleges Union, Public and Commercial Services Union, National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lectures, will be holding national co-ordinated strike action. This meeting will feature speakers from three of these unions - the UCU, NUT and PCS.

  • People before profit

  • Defend jobs, pensions and services

  • Defend our communities

On the day itself, there will be a march and united strike rally:

March assembling 11:30 pm at Leeds Metropolitan University
Rally at 12 noon at City Square