In the morning the Tory in charge of cuts, Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will address the ‘Redesigning Local Services – Change for the Better’ at the Barbican Centre in the City of London on the morning of Budget Day, Wednesday 23 March.
Right to Work is calling a protest from 9am onwards and invites all of those opposed to cuts to come along.
Also speaking at the conference will be Jeremy Pembroke the Conservative leader of Suffolk County Council who speaks on “Redesigning local services”. The conference blurb says: “Suffolk are leading the way with a new commissioning model of local government that will see the running of services such as libraries, youth clubs, highway services and children’s centres contracted out.” Suffolk is the model for Cameron’s ‘Big Society.’
Wednesday 23 March, 9am onwards, outside the Barbican Conference Centre, Silk Street , London , EC2Y 8DS
At 5pm we are asking people to assemble at 5pm in Trafalgar Square to march to a rally outside Downing Street at 6pm. This is organized by RtW and the Coalition of Resistance supported by Stop the War, Labour Representation Committee, CND & DPAC.
We are asking anti-cuts groups from across London to bring their banners. It has been agreed that public sector workers in uniform will lead the march behind a banner with ‘Defend Public Services – March With Us on 26 March.’