Saturday, 15 June 2024

March against the cuts!

David Durant

NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY National Secretary Mr. David Durant has called upon ordinary working folks to support the forthcoming TUC march and demonstration to oppose the Con-Dem cuts. Called the March for the Alternative: Jobs, Growth, Justice, it will be held in central London on Saturday 26 March.

As well as being a local Councillor in Havering, Essex, Mr. Durant also serves on the National Executive of Solidarity Trade Union. Solidarity describes itself as “a independent, libertarian and nationalist union.”

Mr. Durrant said that it was important that as many people as possible attended the event. He noted that:

“It should give ordinary working folks the opportunity to show Cameron and Clegg how angry they are at their plans to cut public services to the bone.

Those who want to attend the march should assemble at 11am at Victoria Embankment (between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges) in central London. The march starts at noon and ends with a rally in Hyde Park starting at 1.30pm.”

Whilst on the subject of the Con-Dem coalition, he also reminded people to sign the NLPs petition against the proposed new Employer’s Charter. As our article Who took the Liberal out of the Democrats? of 31/01/2011 – explains, this is stacked against employees, who will loose out in cases of unfair dismissal.

The NLP petition states:

“We are concerned to hear that the Government is considering introducing an Employers Charter which includes proposals for increasing the period at which an employee is legally protected from an unreasonable employer from one to two years.

This is a fundamental attack on employee rights. We are particularly dismayed to learn that this has the backing of the Liberal Democrats. We urge the Coalition, especially the Liberal Democrats, to think again and to withdraw this specific proposal and retain the one year protection from unfair dismissal which applies in most cases.

Further we call on the ConDem coalition to abandon plans to introduce a payment into court before an action against an employer can be brought.”

It can be signed here

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