A Future that Works - TUC London Demonstration October 20th

31 May 2012

The TUC is to hold a major national demonstration in London on October 20. It will be under the banner of “A future that works.”
Announcing the event TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:  ‘The tide is turning against austerity. We were told that spending cuts were needed to get the economy growing, yet they have driven the UK back into recession.

We were told that we were all in it together, yet Mr Cameron’s main purpose at the G8 summit seemed to be protecting the banks against the growing international support for a Robin Hood tax - and the last Budget’s centrepiece was cutting the 50p tax rate.  ‘It is becoming ever clearer that this government does not have the policies - or even much of a commitment - to build a prosperous economy that can generate the jobs and industries we need for the future.

‘Rather than bold policies for investment and growth, the best that ministers can do is half-baked proposals to make it easier to sack people.  ‘That is why we expect a huge turnout from the growing numbers that want a future that works. With the USA and France now setting out the alternative, it’s time the UK also changed course.’

Keeping in touch

We will be producing bulletins about the arrangements in the lead-up period. We learnt a lot from the 500,000 strong “March for the alternative” last year. Many arrangements will be similar, but we also hope to improve on those where our evaluation identified gaps and opportunities.

Keep visiting this website for further details or contact us on 0845 337 7777 to find out more.