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For fast food rights

The Cambridge People's Assembly Against Austerity sends a message of solidarity to the McDonald's workers in our city and in Crayford taking strike action as members of the Baking, Food, and Allied Workers' Union on Monday 4 September. Forty people have organized to stand up for workers' interests against a multinational corporation: their bravery, judgement, and careful preparation have already been rewarded with a 95.7 per cent vote for strike action and immediate concessions from the employer. We stand by the McDonald's workers as they demand action against management bullying, a £10 hourly wage, union rights, and guaranteed working hours.

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Strike at McDonald's

Monday 4 September / 6–7 a.m. / McDonald's, 639 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8WL

McDonald's workers in Cambridge will strike on 4 September against management bullying and for a £10 hourly wage, union rights, and guaranteed hours. Workers in the Baking, Food, and Allied Workers' Union at the restaurant on Newmarket Road and at another restaurant in Crayford, south-east London, voted 95.7 per cent in favour of the action. The Cambridge People's Assembly fully supports the strikers, and will carry its banner to their early-morning picket line.

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Motion to support the Cambridge coach

As always, we want to have local trade unions well represented on our coach to Take Back Manchester on Sunday 1 October. Please feel free to adapt the model motion below and put it to your union branch!

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Minutes of the August CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our August meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 September at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Open planning meeting for Take Back Manchester

Monday 14 August / 8 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, 5–7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD (if dry) or Charlie's Coffee Company, 45 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DJ (if wet)

We're always grateful for the warm support of other local organizations when we set out to organize transport to People's Assembly demonstrations. Now that we're working on a coach to Take Back Manchester for Sunday 1 October, some of those friends have called an open meeting for local activists to discuss how we can work together to build for this demo.


Cambridge transport to Take Back Manchester

Sunday 1 October / 12 midday / Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester M3 4JR

The People's Assembly has called a national demonstration for Sunday 1 October as part of Take Back Manchester, its week-long festival of politics, performance, and protest opposite the Conservative Party's 2017 conference. The demo will focus opposition to the Conservatives' politics of austerity, racism, and war, and demand an alternative that works for everyone. And the Cambridge People's Assembly will again provide cheap, wheelchair-accessible transport!

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Minutes of the July CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our July meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 August at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Agenda for the August CPA meeting

Wednesday 2 August / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our August meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list last week.

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Minutes of the June CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our June meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 July at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Agenda for the July CPA meeting

Wednesday 5 July / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our July meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the latest draft.

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