PROTEST AGAINST CON-DOM PLANS TO SLASH PUBLIC SPENDING

 NOVANEWS

Protest against the Tory plans to SLASH Public Spending, Jobs & Pensions

3rd Oct at Tory Party Conference at the ICC Birmingham

Assemble 12.00 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AG

Action plan for lead up to demo

Hi everyone

We had a very succussful meeting on Tuesday evening. Since then Birmingham City University, Aston Villa home match and Aston Mail centre have all been leafleted with a great response everywhere we go. Birmingham University UNISON voted nearly unanimously to back the demo and will be leafleting the campus next week as well making a £100 donation.

A full action plan is below and the main events are:

  • Saturday 25th September 12 – 2pm Right to work stall Birmingham city centre near the Bull. Please bring Trade Union literature on alternative budgets etc and membership forms

  • Sunday 26th September Eid Mela, Cannon Hill Park 12pm Leafleting Phone Ely 07841 164780 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              07841 164780      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

  • Tuesday 28th September, final planning meeting, likely to be in PCS office at 6pm but pls check the email on Monday. This meeting will elect a committee.

  • Wednesday 29th September Right to work Press call on Broad st by Jobcentre and Connexions. The timing will be between 12 and 2, final time to be confirmed. UNISON stalls will be running around Birmingham, other unions are welcome to come and support. We are aiming to coordinate this with a press call from Birmingham MP’s. To highlight jobs cuts and privatisation and their impact on disabled people

  • Friday 1st October early evening Stewards training and placard making

Public activity

Wednesday 22nd September       Leafleting Villa match, home entrance 6.30pm – 7.30pm (k.o 6.45pm)

Thursday 23rd September            5.30 – 6.45pm leafleting GMB mass meeting

Saturday 25th September            12 – 2 pm trade union stalls city centre

                                                            Leafleting Blues football match

                                                            12pmSoho road leafleting  – Please call Pete 07722241530 if you can help

Sunday 26th September              Eid Mela, Cannon Hill Park Phone Ely 07841 164780 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              07841 164780      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Tuesday 28th September            leafleting Victoria sq 5- 6pmFinal planning meeting 6pm PCS Office (pls check email on Monday)

Wednesday 29th September     Stall/leafleting New st station (ramp) 4- 6pm

Thursday 30th September           Stall/leafleting New st station (ramp) 4- 6pm

Friday 1st October                         Stall/leafleting New st station (ramp) 4- 6pm

                                                            Stewards training and placard making

Saturday 2nd October                   12 – 2 pm trade union stalls city centre, we want to organise UNISON, PCS, CWU, NUT stalls and more in the city centre to highlight the cuts, build for the demo and recruit to our unions

Fundraising

Branch donations are starting to come in, we urgently need more, please let us know as soon as any donation is formally agreed.

A press advert is £850 for front page strap

Leaflets – 25 000 postcards approx £320

Letter to Press

We will be circulating a letter to go to the Birmingham mail early next week

Ring round

We have lots of contact phone numbers – any office we can use to phone round?

Stewards We need each union to ask for people to volunteer as stewards.

I think thats all the main points from the meeting! Anything I’ve missed or any other planned activities pleased email us

Thanks

Matt

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