North London People's Assembly launch letter
THIS is a call to all those in north London who face an impoverished and uncertain year as wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government.
With some 80 per cent of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time it expects cuts to last, we support the call for a People’s Assembly Against Austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice.
We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con-Dem government.
The assembly will provide a national forum for anti-austerity views which, while increasingly popular, are barely represented in Parliament. A People’s Assembly can play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough
to generate successful coordinated action, including strike action.
The assembly will be ready to support coordinated industrial action and national demonstrations against austerity, if possible synchronising with mobilisations across Europe. The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet at Central Hall, Westminster, on June 22.
The People’s Assembly in North London have organised a public meeting on 30 May. Click here for full details.
Gary Heather, Chair, Islington Trades Union Council
Mick Crossey, Secretary RMT Camden
Rev. Paul Nicolson, Taxpayers Against Poverty, Organiser 1000 Mothers March for Justice
Andy Bain, Chair IHOOPS
Jeremy Corbyn, MP Islington North
Isidoros Diakides, Haringey Councillor
Jeff Rodin, former leader of Enfield Council
Ben Hayes, Islington North CLP (Youth Officer)
Irene Dykes, Unite Staff Branch
Enfield Alliance against the Cuts
Enfield Green Party
Delia Mattis, PCS (DWP North London Branch Secretary)
Haringey Alliance for Public Services
Barnet Trades Council
Barnet Alliance for Public Services
Save Barnet NHS
Kieren McGregor, Save Chase Farm Hospital Campaign
Enfield North Labour Party
Ben Folley, Next Generation Labour
Hackney Refugee & Migrant Support Group (HRMSG)
Charles Brown, Branch chair Harrow
Adam Hodgkins, rep, UCU Harrow
Elaine Graham-Leigh, Coalition of Resistance
Shane Enwright, Unite (Acts) branch
Andrew Berry, Islington UNISON Labour Link Officer
Kate Osamor, Practice Manager, community doctors surgery NHS &
Cllr Mick O’Sullivan, Finsbury Park ward, Islington, to the letter.
Paul Atkin, Islington NUT
Matt Wilgress, North London Stop the War Coalition
Ian Chamberlain, North London Stop the War Coalition
Phil Rose, Regional Co-ordinator, Unite Health
Lucy Anderson – London Labour candidate for the European Parliament
Clare Oxborrow, Senior Campaigner, Food, Land and Water Programme, Friends of the Earth
Shelly Asquith – President elect of the Students Union of the University of the Arts
Islington South & Finsbury CLP