Head Office Circular NP/154/21
13 May 2021
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
AFTER COVID, DEMAND A NEW NORMAL: PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION, 26 JUNE, 12PM, PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON
The Covid crisis has shown that it is possible to radically change society, quickly. A government that sneered at public spending has had to find billions to deal with the crisis. But now, it’s clear that they want to try to return ordinary working people to the old life of austerity and privatisation while they throw public money at their big business mates. In transport, we can see this happening all too clearly every day as the Tories gear up for a multi-faceted attack on our jobs and standard of living while handing massive bailout and guaranteed profits to the privateers. And to make sure they get away with this smash and grab raid, they are preparing new laws to restrict democracy and outlaw protest. We cannot let them get away with this.
The Tories and their big business friends may see this crisis as an opportunity for enrichment and a new power grab, but it’s also an opportunity for ordinary working people to build a new normal that works for us. The People’s Assembly, to which RMT is affiliated, is organising a national demonstration on Saturday 26 June to demand a new normal in which we rebuild public services, create safe and secure jobs and ensure decent housing for all.
RMT fully supports this demonstration and I encourage you to get involved.
The march will assemble at 12pm at Portland Place in central London.
You can find a model motion for your branch here: https://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Model-Motion.pdf
There are posters and social media resources here: https://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/national-demo-resources/