Join the Croydon Assembly, 6 June

Croydon labour movement and left activists are holding a local labour movement conference, the “Croydon Assembly”, on Saturday 6 June.

It takes place 10.30am-4.30pm (registration from 10am) at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CRO 1BD.

The organisers say:

“The Croydon Assembly last November concluded that, whatever the result of the general election, our communities would face a continuing fight against austerity. How right we were! A Tory government, which has the backing of less than 25 percent of those entitled to vote, is about to unleash epic cuts on public services and the welfare state. The enforced sale of social housing is on he cards while the will be handed over to the private sector. A massive attack on human rights lies ahead.

“To confine opposition to petition signing and annual protest marches will not bring together the alliances needed to defeat the Tories. Come together at the Croydon Assembly to discuss our response and how together we can fight for a fairer, more democratic society.”

Speakers include John McDonnell MP, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack and local teachers’ leader Philipa Harvey.

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Activists in Nottingham are also planning a local labour movement conference to discuss the way forward. This is a good model. Why not do the same in your area?