The Government will outline their spending in the Budget. The People’s Assembly is calling for protests the day before Phillip Hammond announces it to demand the Government scrap their plans for Universal Credit, to close tax loopholes and force the tax avoiders to pay their fair share, to end the public sector pay cap with an increase above inflation, and to make sure our public services are properly funded.
At all of the events across the country, we are also collecting food for foodbanks so they are stocked to deal with the fallout from the Universal Credit crisis and the continuing drop in living standards this Government is responsible for.
National Pensioners Convention
Greater London Region Protest
Halt Deaths of Pensioners from Cold Related Illnesses
The figures for the number of additional winter deaths of older people, due to cold related illnesses will be announced on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. On that day London Region NPC will be releasing black balloons, with each balloon representing 1000 deaths. Last year it was nearly 25,000 deaths.
This will take place at 12.00 on Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017 by George V’s statue at Old Palace Yard Westminster opposite the House of Lords.
Hope you will be able to join us.
As last year we are sponsoring the East London coach to lobby the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 1st October. The NHS remains high on the political agenda and there will be a good national turnout by NHS campaigns. (I hope the route is better than last year!!)
I shall bring the banner and we have new tabards you can buy if you want to look corporate!!. The coach will pick up from Mile End at 6.15am, Stratford Station at 6.30pm and Ilford Hill at 6.45am. It will return and make 3 similar stops at about 10pm. A long day but is usually fun
Costs are £25 waged, £15 unwaged and a donation for anyone who needs help with the costs. There are union funds to top up these costs.