Minutes of the April CPA meeting

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

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Strike at McDonald's

Tuesday 1 May / 8 a.m. / McDonald's, 639 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8WL

Last September, McDonald's workers in Cambridge and Crayford (south-east London) took historic strike action. Tomorrow they're striking again, with staff at three more restaurants in Manchester and Watford joining them! They're still fighting for a choice of fixed hours, still for decent pay (£10 an hour), and now for equal pay for young workers: see the Fast Food Rights blog for more information.

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Why you should join the big march and celebration June 30

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday on July 5, there is plenty for us to celebrate and defend.  

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Protestival: Eastbourne activists & the power of culture and protest

On 7 April Eastbourne People's Assembly presented Protestival, an event, which explored and celebrated ways to engage new people into activism and action using creative arts but also to nourish and maintain enthusiasm amongst campaigners.

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Agenda for the April CPA meeting

Wednesday 4 April / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our April 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 March CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our March meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 April at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Hammond ‘cut off from reality’ while public services face record crisis

Chancellor claims ‘light at end of the tunnel’ in Spring Statement

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Spring Statement - A masterclass in privileged complacency.

Tories continue with a policy that makes us worse off.

The Tory Chancellor's Spring Statement was a masterclass in privileged complacency. A series of empty boasts about the strength of the economy are completely undermined by the forecasts of his own Treasury Department.

In those forecasts, economic growth slows to 1.5% this and never gets back above that level in the next 5 years. Real wages are only expected to rise because inflation comes down, which depends on many factors including global commodity prices and the exchange rate of the pound, which are completely beyond the Chancellor's knowledge, let alone his power. 

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Minutes of the February CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our February meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 March at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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George Osborne's boast is sickening in its complacency

George Osborne's boast that his deficit target has been met is sickening in its complacency. The Tory policy of austerity, which continues to outlive the failed Chancellor, was never about balancing the books. That's why his successor Philip Hammond is sticking with a deeply damaging policy, even though the supposed target has been met.

 

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