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10th July: Industrial Action across the North West. #J10

Thursday 10th July will see a number of unions, including Unison, Unite, GMB, NUT, FBU & PCS take strike action across the region.

In Manchester there will be a rally at Piccadilly Gardens at 12:30pm.

For those of you who weren't able to attend last night's meeting we heard from several teachers and ex-teachers about how their profession is being destroyed by the government's ideological attack on the public sector. Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, also spoke about the need for coordinated strike action and how the People's Assembly is uniting the anti-austerity movement. In her own words the Assembly is "the biggest game in town".

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Manchester Stop TTIP Action Day

Saturday July 12 12:00-15:00

Market Street (near BHS)

People across the UK will be taking action together to say no to TTIP.

So what is TTIP? Behind closed doors, the EU and US are quietly drawing up a shady new trade deal with global corporations called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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The BBC reply to complaint re June 21 demo

The BBC have responded to the people's complaint over the lack of coverage of the National Anti-Austerity Demo on the 21 June.

"Thanks for contacting us about coverage of the People’s Assembly anti-austerity demonstration on 21 June.

We understand you feel there was insufficient coverage of this demonstration by BBC News.

We have received a wide range of feedback about our coverage of this story. In order to use our TV licence fee resources efficiently, this general response aims to answer the key concerns raised, but we apologise in advance if it doesn’t address your specific points in the manner you would prefer.

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Get Involved.

After 50,000 marched in London we will be planning the next steps for the Manchester People's Assembly. 

If you enjoyed the march or if you missed it - get involved! We will be discussing the July 10th strikes, the TUC demo and loads more stuff.

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Demand the Alternative. No Cuts.

We had a great turnout from Manchester to the London Demo.

A big thank you to the Trade unions and individuals who donated to send two full coaches with free places for un-waged supporters. Many more travelled by train. A really hard-working team sold T-shirts relentlessly throughout the day and the rest of us did our bit buying and eating cake on the coach! All to raise much needed funds.

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Get involved with the Manchester People's Assembly and help shape it.

Our next meeting is:

TUEDSDAY 17 June 6.30pm
We are trying a new veunue (for us) just a few minutes from the city centre 
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Newsletter May 2014

National demonstration and festival against austerity June 21

We're pleased to announce that, after weeks of difficult negotiations, we've finally got agreement we can use Parliament Square (rather than Old College Yard) as the finishing point for the national demonstration and free festival on 21 June.

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Owen Jones gives Manchester a message of hope

Last night, on Market Street in Manchester city centre, hundreds of people gathered to hear journalist and tv commentator, Owen Jones, deliver an anti-UKIP, anti austerity, message of hope in advance of the People's Assembly demo and festival in London on June 21st.

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Put a spoke in the wheel of misfortune with Owen Jones

The People's Assembly will spin the wheel of misfortune putting Owen Jones and you on the spot.( Yes we have an actual wheel!) What would you do? Your table gets 5 minutes to decide, prizes to be won! A quick fire look at the questions of austerity matched with some serious plans for ACTION! Tax dodging, Benefits street, getting people involved and more.

Places are limited so book your ticket

Street protest with Owen Jones - Demand an alternative


Join us to protest against the Government's relentless programme of cuts. We are inviting all the anti austerity campaigns and trade unions from across Greater Manchester to join together to demand an alternative to austerity  and build the June 21 national demonstration in London. We will have music, speakers and loads of leaflets to hand out. Owen Jones will join us as guest speaker.

After we will move to central hall for some round table discussions with Owen and campaigners.

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