DIOLCH O GALON
I am writing to thank all those who supported the Cardiff Euro Demonstration. The event was a big success, with over two
thousand people marching through Cardiff in a spirited and noisy protest. Our placards, in both Welsh and English, declared
Unite across Europe for jobs and democracy!
It was particularly pleasing to welcome demonstrators from across the European Union: from France, Belgium, Italy, Germany,
Holland, Denmark, Ireland and the Spanish State. The largest delegations were from the AC! unemployed movement in
Belgium and France and special thanks are due to them for their efforts. For a few hours at least, the flavour of recent French
protests was brought to the streets of Cardiff!
- OPEN LETTER An open letter was launched at the demonstration, addressed to Tony Blair, Robin Cook, the other EU
heads of government and the five Welsh MEP's. A copy of the letter is attached below.
- PRESS COVERAGE The event received excellent press coverage in the Welsh media. We conducted several radio and
television interviews in the week prior to the demo, in both Welsh and English, and the event itself was extensively covered by
BBC, HTV and S4C television news. We also got coverage on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, Cardiff Red Dragon Radio
and the BBC World Service. A short report was included in the British BBC early evening news. Reports were published in the
South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday, Western Mail and the Big Issue.
- FINANCIAL APPEAL! Unfortunately, our accounts show that we are left with a deficit of over £ 600. We realise that
you may have already contributed financially to the Committee but need to ask you to consider a further contribution to meet
our costs. Our debts are the price of a well organised event and most of the outstanding amount is owed to individuals on the
Committee. Any further financial support would be greatly appreciated. A copy of the Committee accounts is available on
Secretary, Cardiff Euro Demo Committee
appeal for the demo
You have failed to tackle unemployment and are planning enlargement at the expense of some of the EU's poorest nations and
regions. The unaccountable European Central Bank will use the single currency to boost corporate profits, at the expense of
jobs and public services. It is time to stop talking, to stop promising »jobs tomorrow«. It is time to act. We demand:
- 18 million unemployed
- Welfare state cuts
- Increasing national and regional inequalities.
Europe's 18 million unemployed, and those in low paid and insecure jobs, deserve nothing less.
- A Policy of Job Creation with secure jobs on decent wages!
- Expansion of the Welfare State increase spending on health and education!
- A 35 Hour Week with no loss of pay!
At: Tony Blair a Robin Cook; arweinwyr yr UE; ASEau Cymru
Cawsom addewid am »Uwchgynhadledd y Bobl« yng Nghaerdydd, yn »canolbwyntio ar y math o Ewrop 'dyn ni am ei gweld«.
Rydym yn ateb fod yr Undeb Ewropeaidd, fel y mae, yn annerbyniol. Rydym yn byw mewn Ewrop lle mae:
Rydych wedi methu yn y frwydr yn erbyn diweithdra ac yn cynllunio ehangu'r Undeb ar draul rhai o genhedloedd a rhanbarthau
tlotaf Ewrop. Bydd Banc Canolog Ewrop sydd heb unrhyw atebolrwydd yn defnyddio arian sengl i hybu elw corfforaethau,
ar draul swyddi a gwasanaethau cyhoeddus. Mae'n bryd i stopio siarad, i stopio son am »swyddi yfory«. Mae'n bryd
gweithredu. Galwn am:
- 18 miliwn o bobl yn ddi-waith
- Toriadau yn y wladwriaeth les
- Anghyfartaledd cynyddol rhwng cenhedloedd a rhanbarthau.
Mae 18 miliwn o bobl ddi-waith, a phobl mewn swyddi ansicr neu ar dal isel, yn haeddu hyn a dim llai.
- Polisi Creu Swyddi gyda swyddi parhaol am dal teg!
- Ehangu'r Wladwriaeth Les cynyddwch wariant ar iechyd ac addysg!
- Wythnos Waith 35 Awr heb ostyngiad mewn tal!
Cardiff Euro Demo Committee
131 Crwys Rd, Cathays
Cardiff, CF2 4NH, Wales.
Pwyllgor Ewro Wrthdystiad Caerdydd
131 Heol Crwys
Caerdydd CF2 4NH, Cymru.