No to the #Bristol #CouncilCuts! #Tories Out Saturday 27th of August

No to the #Bristol #CouncilCuts! #Tories Out  Saturday 27th of August
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Screen shot Bristol Post article 22/08/2016

Join this Emergency Protest following the announcement from the Mayor and council on Monday of an awful £29 million – 1000 council jobs and 17% of all staff – to be cut by spring 2017, due to cuts in central (Tory) government funding!

Hundreds of jobs are planned to go by the end of September.

Services which would inevitably be hit in a big way are *** social care for vulnerable adults, older people and children and families ***.

So join us on the streets on Saturday to make it clear that Bristol simply will not take these cuts from the Tory government any more!!

 

Bristol's Mayor George Ferguson joins hands with members of the Rainbow Group outside City Hall.

Bristol’s Mayor George Ferguson joins hands with members of the Rainbow Group outside City Hall. Front three L-R: Martin Spellacey (Co-ordinator Friends of Rainbow), Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and Amy Mosley (Co-ordinator Friends of Rainbow). Date:14/05/2014 Photographer: Dave Betts/Freelance. Reporter:

This is not a one-off. There are other Cabinet and Council meetings planned for the weeks ahead, and we need to take to the streets again and again to make our opposition and demands for a stand on fair funding (reversing austerity) felt.

After years of cuts of tens of £millions from the council budget (which have all damaged lives), there is no question now that these cuts will be eating into what anyone would call ‘essential’ services, and will have dramatic consequences for our city, undoubtedly costing lives.

We also demand that the leadership of the city take a strong stand, alongside other city leaders, in calling out and making serious demands of central government over these devastating cuts that disproportionately affect poorer communities and vulnerable people and are seriously damaging the services we all need.

Action called by Bristol People’s Assembly and Unite the Union.

There is also a national ‘Tories Out: Austerity Has Failed’ Demonstration at the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham on October 2nd where we can also escalate our action: bristol2toryconf2016.eventbrite.co.uk

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24th November Protest: STOP CUTS TO TAX CREDITS!

24th November Budget Protests

The People’s Assembly has called a National Day of Action.

We’ll rally at the Cascade Steps (Harbourside) to say **STOP cuts to tax credits!**, NO to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, END failed austerity & OUT with the nasty Tories! We demand a just and fair society!

Optional THEME: Osborne’s Nightmare Before Xmas! Ghoulish Tory costume and masks, Vampire Tories & Scrooge-Osborne all welcome…

There’ll be an **Open Mic** for your 1-liner statement on why George Osborne/the Tories are *discredited* (get it?) or why you want them OUT!

And we’ll have *George Osborne Piñatas* for you to pound until they pop!

Dependant on the weather, we’ll then head out on a short but vibrant anti-cuts parade through two other relevant locations centrally.

Bring anything glow-in-the-dark or lights/torches too!!!

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MORE (from People’s Assembly) #ToriesOut

It’s not going well for the Tories: they faced a humilliating defeat on their plans to cut Tax Credits, they’ve lost their credibility & public opinion is turing against them.

George Osborne will annouce his Autumn Statemant the day after this protest. They still plan to cut billions from the welfare bill, to privatise our services and to drive millions into poverty.

The People’s Assembly is calling a National Day of Action in opposition. Join us to say End Austerity Now.