Early April round-up: Irish Water, Workers’ Memorial Day and more…

Cautiously pessimistic

Saturday the 8th of April will see a protest in Bradford against the scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. That day will also see strike action against Southern Rail, Northern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North, so if you’re thinking of heading over to Bradford for the day, you might be best off getting the coach, or seeing where rail workers might be picketing in your area.

Also on that weekend, Brighton will be playing host to an antifascist festival, there’ll be a “Take Back Control” event happening in Croydon, which may or may not be any good*, and over in Ireland there’ll be a mass demo continuing the fight against the hated water charges. I can’t claim a huge amount of inside knowledge about what the Irish water struggle looks like on the ground at the moment, but an interesting comment in the…

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