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End Austerity Now: National Demonstration

End Austerity Now: National Demonstration Saturday 20 June 2015

Date: Saturday 20 June 2015 at 12.00pm

Meeting point: the Social Workers & Service Users Against Austerity bloc will meet in Old Jewry London

Nearest tube: Bank

Organised by: The People's Assembly Against Austerity

Social workers want to End Austerity Now: National Demonstration, Saturday 20 June 2015

Join BASW in peaceful protest to let the Tory Government know that social workers want to end austerity now – and for the destructive cuts to the NHS, welfare state, education and public services to cease.

BASW UK Chair Guy Shennan wants members to support the demonstration organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, and stand, united together with fellow social work professionals in the Social Workers and Service Users Against Austerity bloc.

He stated: "The national End Austerity Now Demo called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity is essential at this critical time, with £12 billion welfare cuts on the way, and it is essential that social workers are out there marching in huge numbers. We have to bear witness to the terrible damage that has already been done to the most vulnerable people in our country by the austerity measures of recent years, and to the further damage that will inevitably follow from further austerity. All credit to those responsible for organising the Social Workers and Service Users Against Austerity bloc on the London demo, and BASW supports this action all the way. I look forward to seeing many of you there."

Read Guy's blog post, 'End Austerity Now'.

This major national demonstration and festival is poised to be the greatest civil action since the anti-war rallies of 2003. Due to take place on Saturday 20th June, BASW members will assemble with the Social Workers and Service Users Against Austerity bloc in the heart of the City of London right on the doorstep of the banks and their associates in Westminster.

BASW members will stand alongside the Social Work Action Network (SWAN), service users and their fellow social workers within this bloc – united with one voice, to support the People’s Assembly and march to demand an end to austerity now.

To find out more about attending the demonstration please follow the links below.

Date

Saturday 20 June 2015 at 12.00pm

Meeting point

The People's Assembly have asked people to self-organise and arrange their own meeting point.

The meeting point for the Social Workers & Service Users Against Austerity bloc will be outside Browns Brasserie and Bar, Old Jewry - a three minute walk from Bank Station.

People will be assembling in Old Jewry from 11.00 am onwards.

The march starts at 12 noon so around 11.45 am we will move down to Queen Victoria Street to join the main demonstration.

Social work/service user bloc contacts

Ruth: 07958 538696

Kirk: 07914 146063

Open mic – there is a megaphone if anyone wants to have their say whilst we gather in Old Jewry!

Transport

The People's Assembly local groups will be organising coaches to London for the End Austerity Now demo on Saturday 20th June. Click here to review the full list of transport currently available – if your area isn't on the list, try contacting your local group.

Show your support

Click here to join the official Social Work & Service Users Against Austerity bloc on Facebook:

Click here to find out more about Peoples Assembly’s, End Austerity Now demonstration on Facebook:

Click here to find out more about the Swansea People’s Assembly march due to be held on Saturday 13 June 2015.

Click here to find out more about the Glasgow Scotland United Against Austerity demo due to be held on Saturday 20 June 2015.