Monday, February 21, 2011

Jobs and Services - Not Bailouts For the Rich!

March 26th -TUC " March for the Alternative" in London
Jobs and Services - Not Bailouts For the Rich!
So went the original Worthing Solidarity Network slogan - and it's even more relevant now we know both the scale and extent of national and local cuts, as well as the continuing obscenity of multi-billion pound profits for the banks we bailed out and the tax-dodging corporations living the high life while ordinary people face cutbacks.  There are now mushrooming anti-cuts actions and protests in almost every town and city in the UK, such as the Southampton council workers who stormed their employer's cuts budget meeting last week >> 
WSN has long argued that mass protests by service users and workers, coupled with strikes by affected workers - along with bringing down this Coalition of Cutters altogether - are the only way to stop the devastating cuts our communities face.  To get there, we must continue to expose the Tory lie that cuts are necessary, as well as band together to give more people the confidence to fight back.  
The TUC-called "March For the Alternative" in London on March 26th is an excellent opportunity to do both - on the biggest national scale yet.  
WSN wants to ensure that everyone possible in our area knows this protest is happening - and to make it as easy as possible for people to get there. 
Local trade unions including Unite, GMB, NUT and Unison have already sponsored EIGHT coaches, of which two are already full. 

We urge every WSN supporter to get a ticket to come along on March 26th; to help publicise the protest with the posters and flyers we've produced, and to ask your friends, family and workmates to come too.
COACHES are leaving from Bognor (7.15am), Littlehampton (7.45am), Worthing (8.30am), and - if there is enough demand - from Lancing and Shoreham.
COACH TICKETS: are FREE to anyone who wants to go (though we're suggesting a donation to WSN of £5waged/£2 unwaged to help fund our campaigning), and are available from:
- WSN meetings (8pm, Weds 23rd Feb / Wed 9th March / Wed 23rd March - The Downview, Tarring Rd)
- WSN campaign stalls (11am-2pm every Saturday in Montague Place opposite the bandstand)

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