Join Cambridge People’s Assembly Against Austerity and comrades to say NO to the Tory cost-of-living crisis.
Bring your friends, family and colleagues, bring a sign, speak out and get organised. We will assemble at Great St Mary’s Church on Kings parade and march to New Square Gardens, where we will hold (optional) small discussion groups, an art-making session and enjoy a picnic together.
There will also be digital actions for those who cannot make the day in person. Watch this space!
PROGRAMME: 11.45 – assemble at Great St Mary’s 12.00 – speeches and march/leafletting 13.15 – Arrive at New Square Gardens for workshops, art-making & picnic
This event is followed by a national demo organised by the TUC in London on Sat 18th June. You can sign up for the free coach from Cambridge here: https://fb.me/e/1cSjVGQoR
On 15th January, the Trades Council, alongside other organisations attended a protest and march in opposition to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill in Market Hill, Cambridge. It was very well attended and the Trades Council leaflets on the issue were very popular. Although it has since been sent back by the Lords to the Commons, the battle is far from won.
The Cambridge and District Trades Council, alongside other organisations such as Kill the Bill, Extinction Rebellion and local Student activists held a joint May Day celebration / Kill the Bill protest on Saturday 1st May.
Several hundred people and their families came together to show that we will not tolerate the loss of our right to protest.
A video of part of the event will shortly be available on our YouTube channel.
The Cambridge Trades Council are supporting the protest against the proposed Police and Crime Bill generally and more specifically participating in the protest to be held in Cambridge on 1 May 2021. The protest will be combined with a celebration of May Day.
The significance of May Day need not be pointed out but, for those unfamiliar with the Police and Crime Bill, it may attack the foundations of our democracy by effectively outlawing peaceful protest. The Police would be able, for instance, to prohibit a protest on the grounds of nuisance, noise or causing offence. It is doubly dangerous because the definition of these terms is left to the Home Secretary by way of Statutory Instrument, who would be able to draw them as they wished. The implications for the Trade Union Movement are obvious and chilling.
All Unions, Branches, Members and others are invited to participate in this event, pass news of it on as widely as possible, and invite others to do likewise. Let’s do all we can to ensure a good turn out to demonstrate the power of collective action and to honour the legacy of all those of the Workers’ Movement who have gone before us. It will also be an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Union Movement and promote membership.