On the 16 March, Labour Left has initiated over 50 Bedroom Tax Demonstrations throughout the UK. UNISON North West Region would encourage you to attend your local protest to support the campaign against this unfair and unjust Government policy.
Manchester’s protest will be held in Piccadilly Gardens from 1pm until 3pm. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/432490873492651/
Bolton’s protest will be on the steps of the Town Hall from 1pm:
Chester’s will start at the Cross from 1pm
Runcorn’s will take place outside Runcorn Town Hall from 1pm more info:
There are many more protests taking place across the North West – You can view the details of all protests on the
Green Benches’ website
The protests call for the Bedroom Tax to be scrapped, and anyone who supports this policy position is welcome to attend. The lead organiser and founder of Labour Left Dr Éoin Clarke explained the decision to commence this wave of campaigning.
“The bedroom tax affects nearly 700,000 people the majority of whom are disabled. One quarter of those affected are lone parents. Other people hit with this penalty include carers, terminally ill, foster children, families with children fighting in Afghanistan, and many more besides. The great majority of British people think this is unfair. Not even a majority of Tory voters support this cruel policy”.
The events are intended to be family friendly occasions and will be stewarded by volunteers.Organisers wish to make clear that people of all political persuasions are welcome, but we would ask that anyone with anything other than peaceful intentions stay away. Labour Left members are not the only people organising the events. In some cases, key organisers include supporters and members and of none.
The objective of the protests is to send a clear and unequivocal message to Downing Street. David Cameron’s Poll Tax moment has united the nation in opposition to his cruelty.
The government needs to develop policies to fix these problems instead of targeting the vulnerable.