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.
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.
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