CWU standing-up for ‘A future that works’
22nd May 2012
Faced with worsening austerity, deepening cuts and continued threats on workers' rights, the TUC has confirmed another mass demonstration in London: "A future that works". It is hoped that, like last year's 'March for the Alternative', hundred of thousands of disgruntled UK workers will turn out on Saturday 20th October to stand-up to and against a government fuelling a double-dip recession.
Urging all CWU members, representatives, activists and affiliates to support the demonstration, general secretary Billy Hayes, said: "The CWU will be there in full force to support all that 'A future that works' stands for. With empty promises of recovery, the ConDem government continues to deliver nothing more than false hope, letting the UK's 99% down time and again.
"We need to stand together, united in our cause for a brighter future - one of economic prosperity, job creation and industrial growth."
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: "It is becoming ever clearer that this government does not have the policies - or even much of a commitment - to build a prosperous economy that can generate the jobs and industries we need for the future.
"Rather than bold policies for investment and growth, the best that ministers can do is half-baked proposals to make it easier to sack people.
"With the USA and France now setting out the alternative,
it's time the UK also changed course."
Further details of the event will be published in due course. You can register on Facebook now to show your support and receive updates here: http://www.facebook.com/events/181510105308324/
For more details on "A future that works" as they unfold, find the CWU on