Trade Unions & Communites March for a Better & Fairer Way - 20 October 2012
6 Sep 2012
The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions calls on working people, people on benefits and all citizens of good will to register their opposition to the cruel and unnecessary economic policies of the Tory-led coalition government.
On Saturday 20 October 2012, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets of London, Edinburgh and Belfast to protest at this incompetent administration and its unworkable policies, which have delivered nothing more than a double-dip recession and an increase in fear and uncertainty for workers, employers and the most marginalised - the very poorest, the disabled and the jobless young.
It must be clear to all but the most ideological, or those with a vested interest in impoverishment, such as Lord Beecroft and his friends at Wonga.com and similar 'vulture' enterprises, that the path charted by Cameron and Osborne is the path to perdition. What is really disturbing is that the cuts have only started. Over 90 per cent of the planned cuts have yet to be imposed. If they complete 'Plan A', the economy will be changed utterly and our society will be damaged beyond repair.
Across the UK, trade unions and their allies in the community sector, are coming together to demand what every independent economist (even the IMF) says must happen to avert disaster - a real alternative to austerity.
The economy requires urgent investment and the private sector is not responding. Plan A is not working.
On Saturday, 20 October 2012, the people of Northern Ireland can send a message to Westminster and their local representatives at Stormont. There is time to change course and prevent the damage from getting even worse. There is a time to march in favour of an economic alternative - that time is now.