7 May 2013
Unite the Resistance is a network of trade unionists from many unions, to bring together those who want to discuss the way forward for fighting back against the austerity and cuts.
In 2011 and 2012, Unite the Resistance held national conferences of around 1,200 people at each. The focus was to aim to build the widest possible support for the strikes.
We need our trade unions to lead the resistance to austerity.
We saw what our unions could do when 2.6 million workers struck together against the attack on public sector pensions.
We need to do that again. We want coordinated national action against the Tory onslaught of the cuts and austerity agenda.
We want to work with existing union leaderships wherever possible.
But we also see the need to develop links between rank and file activists within and across unions to strengthen our fight with the Con-Dem coalition and the employers.
We are seeking to work cooperatively with existing anti-cuts groups and national campaigns.
We are building a network of solidarity in every area so that every group of workers and campaigners knows they are not fighting alone.
Join with us today and sign up to the event on 8 June.
Together we can win.
So far Supported By:
Kathy Taylor ,UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch secretary, Chrissie Gardner, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch assistant secretary, UNITE National Industrial Sector Committee for health (support staff), Workplace rep, Gwyneth Powell-Davies, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch Vice-chair , Stephen Buckingham, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch treasurer, Workplace rep., Brian Harder, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch -Workplace rep, Salena Williams, International Officer, Central Bristol Health UNISON (personal capacity), Pam Ward, Steward, North Bristol NHS Trust (personal capacity), Huw Williams, Branch Secretary, South Gloucestershire UNISON (personal capacity), Matt Proom, Communications Officer, South Gloucestershire UNISON (personal capacity), Dave O’Brian, South Gloucestershire UNISON Health & Safety officer (personal capacity), Denis Wise, International Officer, Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), Lynn Parfitt, Union Learning rep. Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), Debbie Clough, Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), Lindsay Wall, UNITE Rep, Bristol City Council (personal capacity), Rich Gurney, Shop Steward, BANES (Bath & North East Somerset) UNISON (personal capacity), Berny Parkes, Branch chair, Dorset County UNISON (personal capacity), Lesley Byron, UNITE Community member, Celia Hollingworth, UCU (Bristol University) Exec member (personal capacity), Michal Nahman UCU (personal capacity), Jon Reddiford , Division Secretary, North Somerset NUT, Anne Lemon, NUT National Exec., Pete Smith, NUT Swindon Divisional Secretary, Jon Timbrell, NUT Rep, Swindon Academy, Jez Longden, NUT Rep., Cotham, Gurchetan Shoker, NUT Rep., Ashton Park, Jaz Thomas Avon FBU vice-chair, Emy Castelao, USDAW rep. Taunton (personal capacity), Tony Staunton, Chair, Plymouth TUC, Richard Capps PCS DWP Avon branch, John Bampfylde UNISON(pc), Kye Dudd CWU NEC
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