YSTC supported York Welfare Campaign’s protest against Workfare outside Greggs and Housing Crisis Campaign which saw a packed out Friends Meeting House full of local people (including groups such as Tree of Mums). Discussions covered the growing unaffordability (and often unsuitability) of the private rented sector, lack of social housing, issues around supported housing and the likely devastating impacts of Welfare Reform. Members of York Stop the Cuts have recently supported Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) strike. And the actions go on..
There has been a lot going on and there is a lot more to come. We’re building for Autumn but we remain active; whilst the politicians are resting over summer, we are preparing and we are acting. The recent fiasco with Barclays is even more proof (as if you needed any) that this system isn’t working. We want an alternative.
We have witnessed massive affronts on all sides, welfare, our health service, education, pensions, our facilities, and so on. 80% of the cuts are yet to come.
We can’t afford not to keep fighting!
TUC have organised a march on 20 October A future that works. Watch this space for more details about the day, and how to get there if you’re going from York.
Next meeting is Tuesday 31 July 7.30pm or come talk to us at one of our stalls in Acomb or in town on Saturdays!