Oct 102012
 

 Say No to Austerity: TUC March 20 October 2012 

The TUC has made the following accessibility arrangements for disabled people to participate in the above event:

Disability Assembly Zone

(i)        SavoyStreet

There will be a separate stewarded disability assembly zone for the full march in Savoy Streetthat will feed into the march at the south of Savoy Streetwhen it moves off.  Disabled marchers travelling by car will need to apply for a vehicle access permit here at: http://afuturethatworks.org/victoria-embankment-assembly-point-information-form/

(ii)       St James Street

There will be a separate stewarded disability assembly zone for the short march in St James Street(off Piccadilly) that will feed into the main march as it passes.  Disabled marchers travelling here by car will need apply for a vehicle access permit at: http://afuturethatworks.org/short-march-assembly-point-information-form/

The deadline for all on-line applications for vehicle access permits is Friday October 12th.

Access Hub

There will be an ‘access hub’ hard surface area (accessible via hard paths that are suitable for wheelchairs) as part of the Hyde Parkrally.  This will include charging points for electric wheelchairs and water supplies for disabled marchers and guide dogs.  Disabled access toilets will be nearby.  Additionally there will be a signer on the giant screen.  There will be some limited vehicle access for disabled marchers wishing to travel directly to Hyde Park.  Please contact Gemma gtumelty@tuc.org.uk 

For all queries regarding access contact Gemma gtumelty@tuc.org.uk

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The fight back against workfare continues on Oct 20th when tens of thousands are expected to march on London against austerity. As people march for a future that works, Boycott Workfare will be taking action for a future without forced unpaid labour.

The growing resistance against exploitative government work schemes is rattling the arrogance of workfare’s architects and profiteers. Retailers have withdrawn from workfare due to pressure from campaigners; warnings of “imminent contract failures” are being made by Work Programme charities. Neither Workfare nor the Work Programme is working.

Any of us could be subjected to forced unpaid work through the government’s back to work schemes, so it’s in the interest of all of us that we fight back. At the end of the day, workfare is an attack on the work and welfare of the unemployed and employed. It not only provides a source of cheap labour to profit-making companies but it also undermines the pay and conditions of those already in paid work.

Join Boycott Workfare in London on Oct 20th and let’s shut down the profiteers exploiting the unemployed.

Meet at 2.30pm at Oxford Circus.

Bring games, face paints, banners, noise and fight back!

Join the facebook event and invite your friends.

 

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