Many of you will have heard that George Osborne is to announce his slash-and-burn spending review on Wednesday 20th October. We shall be holding a Visual Action that evening to communicate the need for action against cuts to the press and commuters, between 5 and 6pm (location TBA), followed by:
STOP THE CUTS – March to Defend Services, Jobs and Communities!
Saturday 23rd October, assemble at 1pm in Parliament Street
Come and join a family-friendly march and rally through our city centre, uniting our community in opposition to the slash-and-burn cuts that will be announced on Wednesday 20th in the government’s Spending Review. Bring banners, colour & noise, friends, family & colleagues and most importantly, yourselves!
Rally speakers include local priest Father Tim Jones, Councillor Dave Taylor, and representatives of local Unions and voluntary groups. Full list to be announced – we’ve asked local MP Hugh Bayley and eagerly await his response! Organised by York Stop the Cuts – Right to Work campaign with support from York City UNISON and other Unions and community groups.
We’re setting a target of 200 people taking part – a diverse cross section of York’s communities – public and private sector workers, service users, families, students and more. Please pass this event on to any groups and friends that you can.