Monday, 3 February 2014
Camden UNISON with the backing of Camden Trades Council has called a demo from 5.30 PM in the south of the borough, with the aim of engaging of other UNISON branches, not least in Higher Education, to join in a call for a long overdue real pay rise.
The past five years have seen the typical value of real wages fall by 18% even as tens of thousands of jobs in local authorities have disappeared. Through Camden Trades Council we're also seeking to reach out to other public sector unions with the aim of making the evening a more generalised protest against austerity with George Osborne making plain that the Coalition would be demanding an additional £25bn in spending cuts over and above those previously announced. Local FBU members have already indicated they will be joining in and Camden teachers look likely to be part of the protest too. By coincidence our local march coincides with the first day of a 48-hour strike by the RMT and quite possibly the TSSA over ticket office closures across the whole of the Tube network and some 950 job losses on London Underground.
The Crowndale Centre, Eversholt Street, London, NW1