NUT is distributing copies of The People's Manifesto to each of its Annual Conference this Easter!
The Manifesto has also been ordered for all delegates to the Midlands trades council conference on 28th March. The People's Assembly will be encouraging all trade unions to do the same at their conferences.
Order copies of The People's Manifesto for your event or organisation by emailing email@example.com
The Manifesto directly challenges the lie that “Austerity” is in any way “necessary” and identifies it as the vehicle for a generalised attack “by the millionaire class on ordinary people” attempting to undo the social progress made over the last 70 years, and to shift wealth and power further in favour of the already extremely rich and powerful. Only in this sense is “Austerity” working.
The Manifesto sets out a coherent and wide sweeping economic, social and political alternative to “Austerity” – based on properly enforced progressive and corporate taxation, public ownership of the banks, utilities and transport, legislation to protect employment and investment in green and sustainable industrial growth… amongst many other radical policy proposals.
The Manifesto is the result of widespread consultation, and is a development from “The People’s Charter” and “People’s Petition” already very widely endorsed by the Trade Union movement generally. The Assembly is keen to stress that it is not just for use in the General Election campaign, arguing that whichever Party is elected in May there will be a continuing and urgent need to build a mass people’s movement to counter the enormous power of Big Business, the multinational monopolies and the banking and finance industry on a Europe wide basis enforcing the continuation and escalation of “Austerity” policies