Please find below a statement with regards to the huge job losses and cuts pushed by the Tory government.We would like to circulate this to people who will seriously consider putting their name to it and then circulate it much wider but by all means pass onto others who would consider supporting such a call.If you would like to add your name to this statement then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you could give your name, political party (if any), campaign involvement and or Trade Union that would be most helpful.Without a serious show of opposition to these cuts there appears little hope to challenge what will be a reduction and absence of services to many thousands in the city.
No to Tory cuts
Defend jobs and services in Bristol
The announcement that 1,000 jobs will go within Bristol City Council as part of another round of huge cuts (£43 million by April 2017) will have a devastating impact on both those who will lose their jobs and to thousands of people who rely on services. It is hard to imagine how older adults, vulnerable children and those with disabilities will not be deeply affected. The scale of the cuts will also hit global services such as education and health, which every resident in Bristol uses. It will make improvements to the cities housing crisis much harder to resolve.
The Tories are continuing to make working people pay for an economic crisis they did not create. The previous Mayor George Ferguson paid a political price for cutting back services when he was rightly defeated by Labour. The victory of Marvin Rees and the election of so many Labour and Green councillors was a direct result of people wanting an alternative to austerity and division.
We believe that there needs to be a huge and visible opposition to these Tory cuts. Bristol has a recent history of large vibrant demonstrations against Austerity and racism. We need to mobilise across the city to show the government that these cuts are unacceptable. We need to clearly show where these attacks are coming from and that they do not represent the wishes of working people in Bristol.
We call on Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees and Bristol councillors to call a demonstration against these Tory cuts. We urge Marvin Rees to lead that demonstration. We believe that we can unite people from across the city in defence of jobs and services and a mass demonstration would be a start to a serious fight to force the government to stop driving more cuts into Bristol.
If you agree on the need for the above please add your name to this statement.draft-statement-huw-williamsfinal
Support the Junior Doctors Solidarity March
called by Bristol Peoples Assembly
Junior Doctors are taking Full Strike Action on 5th-7th and 10th-11th October (inclusive) 8am – 5pm (no emergency cover by J Doctors).
We’re marching again to show our full solidarity with their full walkout. We will assemble safely outside the Eye Hospital (near the BRI) outside of its core service hours.
*** ASSEMBLE 5PM for 5.30pm March through Bristol city centre. ***
The government have declared since the doctors voted against an attempt at a negotiated contract that they would not enter any further negotiations with Junior Doctors over the imposition of a #NotSafeNotFair, sexist, destructive contract, which is so dangerous to the NHS and patients, both in the way it works and the fact it is alienating a generation of Doctors during a healthcare recruitment crisis!
** It is the government which is forcing Junior Doctors to take this action in protection of the future of our NHS, and is to blame for its crisis today. **
The doctors’ struggle is a fight for the welfare of the NHS and our society, against Tory austerity, privatisaition and attacks on workers, that we simply have to win. Luckily it comes at a time when the Tories are at their most unpopular in many years (as previous weeks’ grammar school and other controversies have brought home) and the government is facing crises on many fronts. It is one we can win!
Bristol People’s Assembly (we have been in close contact with J Doctors about this action)