People’s Assembly – No To the Cost of Living Crisis – Demonstration on Saturday 4th June at 12 Noon

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!
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:

HeartUnions week

#HeartUnions week, 14-20 February 2022 is a chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren’t yet in a union to join.

Cambridge Trades Union Council will hold an outreach on Saturday 12th February from 12pm to 2pm to coincide with the Right to Protest march that starts from St Mary’s Church at 1pm.

Bring along any Trade Union banners to show your support.

Kill the Bill Protest Against the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill

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.

Trades Council Celebrates May Day and Protests the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

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.

IWMD – Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living

International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD)

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”.

They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. International Workers’

Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers. What is IWMD?

May Day Celebration and The Police and Crime Bill Protest – 1st May 2021

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.