Minimal demands

The People’s Assembly has called for the following:
•a mass national protest at the Tory Party conference on 29 September in Manchester;
•a day of civil disobedience on 5 November in every town and city across the country;
•local People’s Assemblies to be established in every area possible;
•a national demonstration in London in the new year

All of these should be supported. But they hardly scare the ruling class to death. The City of London and the European Central Bank and European Commission are far more powerful than the Tories. Civil disobedience has been the name of the game for Cameron, Clegg and Osborne, who between them polled fewer individuals’ votes that several trade union leaders in their own union elections.

People’s Assemblies in every area could be good things, but what will they do, what power will they assume? Or are we condemned to perpetually complain about cuts and opposition to this and that? Another national demonstration in the new year? Let’s have it through the City of London and while we are there let’s relieve the burden of responsibility on the fund managers and spivs and speculators and take control of the massive wealth of our country. And let’s funnel it to real people’s assemblies with power to produce and distribute and circulate the products of our labour and lift not just the standard of living but the imaginations of the working class beyond subservience and protest.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
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West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
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