June UtR conference: austerity, resistance and the pension fight

14 May 2012


Unite the Resistance has called a national conference for Saturday 23 June 2012.

The economic crisis and austerity measures have brought misery to millions of workers and poor people across Europe.

But the turmoil at the top has been met with resistance from below. Right wing governments have been thrown out of office and strikes in Greece, France, Spain and Portugal have shaken the bosses.

In Britain we have seen the biggest strike since 1926. Millions struck to defend their pensions. Some workers have now been out four or five times.

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We are at a crucial stage in the battle against austerity. The Unite the Resistance conference gives activists and trade unionists a chance to debate how we take this fight forward.


Saturday 23 June, 11am-4.30pm
Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP


Key themes

• Solidarity with the movements against austerity across the globe

• Building the TUC national demonstration against the cuts

• Organising the rank and file




11am-12.15pm Opening rally

Mark Serwotka PCS general secretary

John McDonnell MP

Gill George Unite Health NISC (pc)

Jackie Turner BMA (pc)


12.15-1.45pm Debate: Europe’s fight against austerity

Enric Rodrigo Madrid Indignados movement

Themis Orfanakos Doctor from an occupied hospital in Greece

Speaker from Quebec student movement


1.45-2.45pm (lunch break)

Workshop: Lessons of the electricians’ dispute

Dave Renton author of Struck Out – Why employment tribunals fail workers and what can be done

Dave Smith Blacklist Support Group

Plus a rank and file electrician



Forum: Where next for the pensions campaign?

Jane Aitchinson PCS DWP group president 2004-12

Sean Vernell UCU NEC

Steve Hedley RMT London regional secretary

Alex Kenny NUT NEC


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