Leeds Anti-Cuts convention

Organised by Leeds Against the Cuts
9th April, 11:00 – 17:00
Leeds Metropolitan University, Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane [map]

This event, organised by Leeds Against the Cuts, is intended to bring together the various groups in involved in the anti-cuts movement in Leeds, and to address the question of how we can build our movement following the March 26th demonstration.

At the end of the day, it is intended to agree a statement as a basis for the ongoing work of Leeds Against the Cuts. A draft statement is now available (pdf), and short, focused amendments to the body of the text will be accepted up until the end of the first plenary.

Outline Programme
1st Plenary
(12-1:15)
We won’t pay for their crisis
Speakers from National Union of Journalists, National Union of Students, Communication Workers’ Union and Labour Party.
Workshops
(2 – 3:30)
Council cuts
Speakers from Leeds Local Government Unison, Archway youth project and Stocks Hill Day Centre
NHS cuts
Speakers from Health Unison and Leeds Hospital Alert
Education cuts
Speakers from National Union of Teachers, University and Colleges Union, school campaigns and Leeds Met. Against Cuts
Housing and the Localism Bill
Speaker from Leeds Tenants’ Federation
Right to Protest
Speaker from TUC
Cuts & the Environment
Speaker from Unite
National Anti-Cuts Movement
Speakers from National Shop Stewards Network, Coalition of Resistance, Peoples’ Charter and Right to Work.
2nd Plenary
(3:45 – 5)
Where next after 26h March?
Speaker from the TUC

Co-sponsored by Leeds Trade Union Council, Leeds Education Assembly, Coalition of Resistance, Right to Work, Leeds Met Against Cuts, Leeds Uni Against Cuts, Northern Schools and Colleges Against Cuts and other organisations. If your organisation or campaign would also like to co-sponsor this event then please just get in touch.