GMB Message After Huge Peaceful TUC March

28 Mar 2011

GMB say the next step after the TUC March on Saturday last is to turn to the May 5th local elections and turn it into a referendum on the Con Dem government’s policies. George Osborne and Nick Clegg say there is no alternative. The half a million who marched peacefully on Saturday last know what the alternative is but the government’s strategy is wrong, unfair and will not get the country working

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary said, “May 5th should be a referendum on the coalition government’s economic and social policies. George Osborne and Nick Clegg say there is no alternative. The half a million who marched yesterday know what the alternative is. The government’s strategy is wrong, unfair and will not get the country working.

The next step is for the alternative voice to be counted in the ballot box in May. GMB will urge voters to reject unemployment, poverty and cuts in public services. We will ask them to support an end to tax evasion by the super-rich and multi national companies and support a financial transaction tax. These two measures alone will raise at least £40 billion. We want voters to support curbs and controls on the excesses of the bankers and the elite, and for measures to grow the economy to get the unemployed back to work and paying taxes.”