Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was launched – by Tony Benn and with Len McCluskey and other trade union leaders - with a call to all those millions of people in Britain who face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government. With some 80 per cent of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time they expect cuts to last, a People’s Assembly Against Austerity will bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. The People’s Assembly Against Austerity aims to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con-Dem government.
The assembly will provide a national forum for anti-austerity views which, while increasingly popular, are barely represented in parliament. A People’s Assembly can play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough to generate successful co-ordinated action, including strike action. The assembly will be ready to support co-ordinated industrial action and national demonstrations against austerity, if possible synchronising with mobilisations across Europe.
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet at Central Hall, Westminster on 22 June 2013.