Friday the 17th of June saw the first Oxford 'Strike Assembly', meeting in advance of the strikes on June 30th to discuss, plan and organise.
We had public and private sector workers, unemployed, self-employed, students and NGO workers attending.
We are holding a morning rally which will go from picket to picket on the 30th: Meet at Gloucester Green at 7.30 am! Pickets are confirmed at Gloucester Green outside the Job Centre and at the Oxford and Cherwell and Valley College on Oxpens, so will be visiting there and other as yet unconfirmed pickets.
We are hoping to coordinate a post-strike assembly, orientated towards striking workers and others who want to discuss the question: ‘What Next?’ – how to keep the momentum of June 30 going; a one-day strike won’t reverse austerity measures, we’ve got to do more. It’s likely to take place at some point after the Trades Council-organised march and rally in Bonn Square. The rally begins at the Town Hall at 1.30, before marching to Bonn Square.
We are adapting a number of leaflets, some aimed at specific groups (e.g. those working in education, service users, civil servants, school students, etc.), and posters for distribution. Get in touch (email@example.com) if you want copies.
We are meeting again this Friday, the 24th, in the People and Planet offices on Union Street off Cowley Road at 6.30 pm. Please make it if you can!
Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209432209094015