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Model motion for a national demonstration in 2010
(Amend as necessary for your organisation)
This .................(name of trade union body, student union, workplace, campaign) is opposed to every cut in the £81 billion austerity package demanded by this millionaire Con-Dem government.
We will not accept:
- a million job cuts
- doubling of student fees
- drastic cuts to welfare benefits
- increasing the pension age to 66 and beyond.
- mass privatisation of services
We believe that these cuts will only be defeated by powerful united action led by the trade unions, and backed up together with campaigns of service users, welfare claimants, students, pensioners and others.
The TUC general council met on the day Osborne announced the slaughter of public services and agreed to call a national demo in March 2011.
This doesn't show the urgency necessary given the scale and depth of the attacks.
We therefore call on our National Executive Committee (or appropriate national body..........................) to call an emergency meeting immediately, to contact the PCS and other trade unions to coordinate the calling of a national demonstration before Christmas and to discuss a suitable date for joint action.
In The Socialist 3 November 2010:
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