15 April 2013
Unite the Resistance East Midlands rally, Saturday 20 April
The national strike by PCS members, key local battles like the action by health workers in Yorkshire and the growing wave of protests against the bedroom tax show that workers are angry and want to fight back.
The onslaught on the poor through the Tories ongoing attacks and scapegoating of benefits claimants and immigrants has to be stopped – workers across Europe are striking back against austerity – we should do the same.
We need our trade unions to lead the fight against austerity. We saw what united action could do on 30 November 2011 when 2.5 million workers took action together against the attacks on public sector pensions.
Since then, despite the intensification of Tory attacks we’ve not seen strike action on that scale. Unite the Resistance wants to pull together all those who see working class organisations as central to opposing austerity. We want to see the TUC vote on a general strike turned into action.
Join us on 20 April at the Unite the Resistance East Midlands Launch Rally where we will be debating the way forward for all those opposed to this despicable coalition government.
Unite The Resistance East Midlands Launch Rally – 20 April, 12 noon
at Hansom Hall, Adult Education Centre,
Leicester, LE1 6HL
Alan Gibbons, Children’s Author and Libraries Campaigner
Ronnie Draper, BFAWU General Secretary
Lorna Merry, PCS Revenue & Customs Deputy Group President
Nick Clarke, Labour Councillor, Greenhill Ward, Coalville
Sean Vernell, Joint Secretary – Unite the Resistance
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