The People’s Assembly will hold a rally on 11th February in defence of trade unions, the right to protest and the right to resist austerity.
Following an inquiry by government into trade union tactics, the People’s Assembly and trade union leaders feel the government are undermining people’s rights to fight austerity, and ultimately aims to silence them.
The event page says:
“As millions of people face falling real wages, unemployment, part time or casualised low paid work, and the rapid destruction or privatisation of the welfare state they stand in need of trade union organisation and the right to protest more than ever.
“We pledge ourselves to resist this attack. The right to protest is a fundamental civil liberty. The right to join an effective trade union is the product of generations of working class resistance. We have no intention of relinquishing it to a Government with no interests in the needs of working people.”
The event will take place from 6:30pm on Tuesday 11th February at the Camden Centre. Speakers include Len McCluskey of Unite the Union, Mark Serwotka – PCS union, Francesca Martinez – actress and comedienne and John Hendy QC.