PRESS RELEASE - LEWISHAM TRADE UNIONISTS AND CAMPAIGNERS JOIN WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST SPENDING CUTS
Next week, the Government's Spending Review will confirm the devastating cuts that are to be imposed on Local Authorities like Lewisham.
Yet these cuts will fall on a borough which already has the HIGHEST NUMBER OF CLAIMANTS CHASING EACH VACANCY in the whole United Kingdom. For a borough like Lewisham with such a reliance on public sector employment, the council cuts will make matters even worse.
That's why the NUT, along with other supporters of the Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance (LACA), will be building two important events next week as part of the TUC's Week of Action against these cuts:
On WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20th, at 7pm at Goldsmiths Students Union, Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance will be holding a public meeting on "How do we Fight the Cuts". Martin Powell-Davies, NUT Secretary, will be speaking on behalf of Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance along with representatives of anti-cuts campaigns from across Lewisham and other neighbouring London boroughs.
On SATURDAY OCTOBER 23rd, members of LACA will join the NUT and other unions on the all-London "No to Cuts" demonstration, called by six London Regional Trade Unions and marching from RMT's Headquarters near Euston to a rally in Bedford Square. It will be addressed by Bob Crow of the RMT and Matt Wrack of the FBU before marchers proceed to the SE Region TUC Rally in Congress House, Great Russell Street.