Tuesday 10 October / 1.30 p.m. / Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AJ
Cambridge Labour Party has called a demonstration today against the Conservative-controlled County Council's proposed £1m austerity cuts to Cambridgeshire children's centres, which will involve closing 30 of 40. (The Council's Children and Young People Committee is meeting at 2 p.m. to discuss the cuts.) These important centres offer family support, advice about education and childcare, parenting courses, and play sessions. The Cambridge People's Assembly supports this demonstration and will bring its banner.
Wednesday 4 October / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our October 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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 transport!Read more