Saturday 16 April / 1 p.m. / Gower Street and Euston Road, London NW1
The People's Assembly has called a national demonstration for Saturday 16 April, demanding the basic social needs that austerity policies can't answer: health, homes, jobs, and education. Our London demonstration with 250,000 people last June was the first strong retort to the Conservatives' narrow election win in May. Now we have to show again the growing pressure for an alternative – and as with previous London demonstrations, the Cambridge People's Assembly will provide free transport!
Our wheelchair-accessible coach will pick up passengers from the Backs on Queens' Road, and from the Unite the Union office near the Park and Ride site on Madingley Road. We'll meet on the Backs at 10 a.m. ready for the coach to leave at 10.30 a.m., and five minutes later it will stop at the Unite office. After the demonstration the coach will leave London at 6 p.m.
The coach is free, but we'll hold a collection on board with a suggested donation of £10 (waged) or £5 (unwaged). Please visit our Eventbrite page to book a seat.
The four demands
This development of the four demands is taken from the national event page.
- A fully funded and publicly owned NHS – end privatization
- Invest in health workers – end the staffing crisis
- No cuts or closures
- Hands off social housing
- Secure homes for all
- Control rents
- Scrap the Trade Union Bill
- Stop insecure contracts
- End the pay freeze, a living wage for all
- Scrap tuition fees
- Invest in our futures – stop cuts to education
- End the marketization of education