Millions of households are struggling to pay for basics such as food, housing and energy. At the same time, we are seeing our incomes fall in real terms as pay rises are way below the 10%+ inflation. Yet the privatised energy companies report record profits. Landlords and supermarket owners are not those turning to food banks for help. After the economic banking crisis of 2008, which ushered in austerity for us ever since, bankers bonuses were capped. The very generous “cap” meant a banker whose salary is £1million is limited to a maximum £2million additional bonus. The Tories propose getting us out of a recession by allowing bankers unlimited bonuses and tax cuts for the rich. Thatcher’s dream. It doesn’t have to be this way. Ahead of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, thousands of ordinary workers marched to call time on failed austerity and instead to campaign for a new deal for working people. Enough is Enough. organised by Midlands TUC and the Peoples Assembly Against Austerity
Protest the Tory Party Conference Sunday 2 Oct 2022, Victoria Square, Birmingham
Together – we can build a growing economy for the many not the few. Together – we can nurture a society free from sexism, racism and discrimination. And together – we can win the New Deal working people are crying out for.
Ten volunteers from Wolves TUC & Peoples Assembly leafleted for this demo at Wolverhampton train station from 7.30am on Thursday 27th September 2018.
Our message could not be clearer. There is an alternative:
We need a minimum wage of £10 an hour, now.
Ban those exploitative zero hours contracts.
Fund our NHS and public services properly.
Repeal the trade union act which makes it harder for us to stand up for working people.
Crack down on tax dodgers who starve our schools and hospitals of funding.