Protest against Oxfordshire County Council cuts - Feb 15th


March against Oxfordshire County Council Cuts. Manzil Way to Bonn Square

 Saturday Feb 15th.   Assemble 12 noon, Manzil Way, Cowley Road, East Oxford,

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to make £64m of cuts to its services.

As well as 38% reductions in Housing Related Support, this will mean huge reduction in provision of adult social care (£7.1 m), environmental services – including public transport (£11.2 m) and children’s services (£6m). They say the children’s centres and early intervention service will be protected, but are taking £3m from their budget.

The final vote will be on Tuesday 18 February. On Sat 15 February we call on the people of Oxfordshire to demonstrate together against the cuts.

Demonstration called by Oxford People’s Assembly. To help plan and publicise the demo, or for more information, please mail back.  Join the event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/657991620906042/

250 people demonstrated outside County Hall on Jan 28th against proposals to cuts Homeless services and advice centres in Oxford. 

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People rushing to book for Oct 20

With less than two weeks to go people are rushing to book their seats with strong delegations from workplaces, colleges and campaign groups.  NHS, council, BMW, Kraft foods, DHL, Harwell, postal, rail workers and teachers, lectures and students are all organising strong delegations to the march.  The fourteen coaches booked by UNISON, UNITE, GMB, CWU, Prospect, and PCS are starting to fill quickly.  UCU and other unions are paying for their members to go on the coaches organised by other unions.

They will be joined by campaigners from Oxfordshire Anti Cuts Alliance, Keep Our NHS Public, Oxford SOS, Pensioners Action group and many more.

Oct 20th is shaping up to be a fantastic show of working class unity and will bring huge pressure to bear on the all political parties to listen to working people and for union leaders to organise a serious defence of jobs, wages and public services.

Use the buttons above to fill in the form or ring the number advertised to book your seats today.

Protest against 38% cut in budget for the homeless

Protest against Oxfordshire County Council's 38% housing related support budget cuts

12.45pm Tuesday 28th January.  Outside County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

On the 28th January at 2pm, Oxfordshire County Council will be having a cabinet meeting, to discuss the proposed 38% budget cuts to Housing Related Support. These cuts could decimate homeless services across the county. Resulting in more people on the streets of Oxford, and it becoming harder to help them.

Staff and service users from across the housing support network will be staging a peaceful show of solidarity against these staggering cuts outside County Hall.


October 20 tips for new marchers

The March For A Future That Works is expected to bring together many thousands of trades unionists, community groups, and concerned individuals. We’ll have seasoned activists, but also plenty who’re totally new to protest. We think it’s important to be prepared, so the day is both as successful and enjoyable as possible for everyone taking part. So here are our top ten tips for any first-time marchers who’re thinking of joining us on the 20th.

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Who we are

Oxfordshire Anti Cuts Alliance was set up to unite trade unions, campaign groups and anti cuts campaigns across Oxfordshire to build the strongest possible resistance to the the policies of austerity that are being forced on people as the solution to recession and the crisis in the global banking system.

From our launch in October 2010 the OACA has helped to mobilise thousands of people across Oxfordshire in opposition to cuts and other austerity measures, including privatisation of the NHS, cuts in funding for education including tuition fee rises,  compulsory work-for-nothing schemes, and attacks on benefits for the unemployed, sick and disabled.  At the same time we have pointed towards solutions - including calling on the government to act against tax evasion and use the £100 billion unpaid tax to be used to fund a welfare state to protect the vulnerable and for the creation of jobs and homes. 

Oxfordshire Anti-Cuts Alliance is supported by: Oxford & District Trades Council, Oxfordshire Unison Health,  Unite BMW SE625, Unite CYWU, Oxfordshire NUT, Oxfordshire NASUWT, Unison Oxfordshire County, Unison Oxford City,  PCS Oxon & Bucks DWP, Oxford NUJ, UCU   Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, UCU Ruskin College, Ruskin College Student’s Union, Oxford Keep Our NHS Public, Oxford People’s Charter Campaign, Oxford Save Our Services, Oxford Right to Work, Oxford Coalition of Resistance, Oxford for Peace and Justice, Oxford CND, Oxford Stop the War Coalition, Oxford Campaign Against Climate Change, New Internationalist.

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