Paul Mackney, former general secretary of NATFHE, is one of the speakers at the North East public rally against cuts next month. He will be joined by Shirley Ford (co-ordinator, North East Green Party), Nigel Todd (Labour councillor in Newcastle) and a number of leading local trade unionists.
Wednesday 21 July, 7pm
Can't Pay Won't Pay - defend public services, pay and pensions
Tax the rich - make the bankers pay for their crisis
Royal Station Hotel, next to Central Station, Newcastle
Here's Paul Mackney's speech from the recent Can't Pay Won't Pay rally in London.
Also see the North East left's open letter calling for united opposition to cuts.