CWU SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION – 12 NOON – 26TH JUNE – LONDON
The CWU and other TUC affiliated unions are supporting the People’s Assembly national demonstration against the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and their attempt to sneak through the draconian ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill’ which will restrict the right to demonstrate in the future.
The Tories will ultimately make working people pay the price for the coronavirus crisis and our movement must respond to this. The CWU has been at the forefront in calling for a new deal for workers and our presence at this demonstration is part of supporting that objective.
In promoting this event, I understand that some may be concerned about taking part in a demonstration when all Covid-19 restrictions have not yet been relaxed. As we navigate the changing circumstances, I am sure branches will make their own judgements on this based on their own assessments. However, it is entirely legal to take part in a demonstration if you so wish to and the appropriate safety measures will be in place on the march and during the speeches.
The demonstration will assemble on Portland Place at 12 Noon and march to Parliament Square. The CWU bloc will be marked at the assembly point by our large CWU balloons that you will have seen at previous demonstrations.
A shorter, accessible march has also been prepared for disabled people or for those who cannot walk the full march from Portland Place. Those who wish to take part in the accessible march should meet opposite Downing Street at the Ministry of Defence Main Building at 12:30. Disabled members who wish to take part in the full march will be directed by stewards at Portland Place to the DPAC block 3 rows from the front of the demonstration.
We would also encourage branches to affiliate to the People’s Assembly – the form for doing so is attached to this letter. The flyer for this demonstration is also attached to this LTB.
The People’s Assembly Affiliation Form
Please complete the following details and send to: The People’s Assembly,
52 Beachy Road, London, E3 2NS.
Trade Union / Organisation
Branch/ Region (if appropriate)
Contact Name_____________________Position Organization______________
Annual Affiliation Rates (Please circle the appropriate)
No organization should be unable to affiliate due to lack of funds. Please contact email@example.com should you wish to discuss reduced rates if necessary.
- Local Organisations: £20
- Regional Organisations: £50
- National Organisations:
- Less than 50,000 members £100
- 50,000 – 100,000 members £200
- 100,000 – 200,000 members £350
- Over 200,000 members £500
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