The fight against austerity hots up – events & actions for August, September & October

Loads of activity going on over the next few months as the fight intensifies against the increasing assault on our jobs, services, welfare & rights. BBC will be organising & taking part in a number of actions.

Monday 27 – Friday 31 of August:  Atos Games Week

Join Disabled People Against Cuts for The Atos Games – five days of action against a company that’s sponsoring the paralympics while wrecking disabled people’s lives.

Saturday 1 September:  Queers Against Cuts Bloc at Brighton Pride

Anti-cuts activists, including Brighton Benefits Campaign, will be joining the walking group for the Pride Parade.

Details & group


Saturday 8 September:  National Day of Action Against Charities  Using Workfare

Charities such as Barnardo’s and British Heart Foundation are not just taking on unemployed people as ‘volunteers’ but are taking part in workfare contracting.

More details on local action to come against the BHF.

Sunday 9 September:   Lobby the TUC for Co-ordinated Strike Action Against Austerity

Meeting at 1pm at the Level, there will be a march to the Brighton Centre for a lobby of the TUC conference, & a rally addressed by Mark Serwotka and Bob Crow.

Organised by the National Shop Stewards Network

There will also be Brighton Stop the Cuts stalls during the TUC conference.

Tuesday 11 September:  Pro-Choice meeting

Cowley Club  7pm

Organising opposition to groups such as SPUC & Abort 67 who are attacking women’s right to choose by distributing false information & attempting to intimidate those attending local clinics.

Saturday  22 September:  No to Austerity Government!  Lib Dem Conference demo

Meet at the Level at 12 noon to march to the Brighton Centre.

organised by Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition & Brighton & Hove Trades Council

Saturday 22 September:  Mass Picket of local Workfare Exploiters

Following the lobby there will be a mass picket of organisations & business who are exploiting the forced labour of the unemployed.  We hope that many trade union members will join us.

Details will be distributed on the day.

Organised by Brighton Benefits Campaign & Brighton Solidarity Federation


Tuesday 2 October:  What’s Wrong With Austerity?   Public Meeting

7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton.

Caroline Lucas MP

Ozlem Onaran – Professor of Economics Greenwich University

& speakers from:  Brighton Benefits Campaign, RMT, Southampton Anti-Cuts Union

organised by Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition


Saturday 20 October:  Mass TUC Demonstration London
A reserved train is being co-ordinated by the Trades Council.  Tickets via participating unions or email or call Phil on 01273 380819

About Brighton Benefits Campaign

Fighting the assault on welfare since 2010
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