The two key public events of the weekend are:
Basic Income and the Europe we want, on Friday 24th March from 6.30 to 8pm at St Clements Church, Kings Square, London EC1V 8DA. Activists from the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany & the UK will be reporting on what they are doing and the state of the basic income debates in their countries. There will be a discussion after on the different approaches and the role basic income can play in uniting Europe’s peoples in the face of Brexit and other nationalist movements.
Basic Income: the Trade Union debate, on Saturday 25th March from 11 am to 1 pm, at GMB Union, 22 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD GMB. GMB, Unite, and the TUC passed motions in favour of universal basic income last year, but it remains a contentious demand within the labour movement. Could it undermine the wages – and dignity – of workers? Will it be used to make further cuts to social services? Will it leave people with extra needs out of pocket? How do we fight for it in the midst of austerity?