Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/638/10228

From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2010

How do we vote to stop the cuts?

THE TRADE Unionist and Socialist Coalition's (TUSC) steering committee met on the eve of the TUC congress. They heard reports on where the participating organisations and leading trade unionists now stand in relation to TUSC, set up this year to contest the general election.

RMT transport union executive member, Craig Johnston, on TUSC's steering committee in a personal capacity, reported on June's RMT conference decision to endorse the executive's backing of 21 TUSC candidates at the general election. The job now, he said, was to promote TUSC in anti-cuts campaigning, ready for elections next year.

Clive Heemskerk reported that the Socialist Party still saw the TUSC coalition as an important part of the anti-cuts movement. Nothing that has transpired since the election answers the question: 'what do we do at the ballot box to fight the cuts?' The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) representative said they were committed to TUSC and would seek to run candidates under its banner in May 2011.

PCS civil service union vice-president, John McInally, present in a personal capacity, reported on efforts to create the broadest possible trade union resistance to the cuts. He also gave an update on the PCS consultation process underway on how to develop the union's political campaigning.

The meeting also discussed how participants saw TUSC developing, including how structures could be created to allow local campaign groups and individuals to participate in national decision-making.

A conference for local groups planning to stand candidates in the 2011 council elections will be held in January. A draft local elections policy statement will be circulated to local groups for discussion.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 15 September 2010:

Join the fight against cuts


Socialist Party editorial

Decisive action can defeat this government


TUC congress

TUC backs youth jobs demo

TUC told to name the day

TUC: Build for action against cuts


Socialist Party youth and students

Stop the 'slippery slope' to two-tier education

How will the Browne Review into university funding affect you?

Student strikes can win results


Feature: Socialist Party women

Women and the struggle against oppression


Socialist Party news and analysis

Royal Mail: Con-Demned to history?

Privatisation's giant wrecking ball

Fight the jobs cuts massacre

Middlesborough local union-led public services alliance set up

Fast news

General strike in France

Osborne targets the needy

Labour councillors challenged in Hastings

Shropshire: showing socialist alternative gets results


Socialist Party workplace news

London Underground: Action biting against job cuts

UCU executive pulls out of strike ballot

Fight for jobs at GSK

Workplace news in brief


Anti-cuts campaign

Mood of defiance in Huddersfield

Hull park rangers protest

How do we vote to stop the cuts?

Nottinghamshire: Campaign saves vital service

Lobbies warn councils of workers' action


Socialism 2010

Socialism 2010: How can we save the environment?


International socialist news and analysis

All-India general strike: Eyewitness report from Chennai

Fighting oppression in Kazakhstan


Socialist Party review

The Third Man


 

Facebook   Twitter



Home   |   The Socialist 15 September 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Bookshop






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter



Related links:

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition:

triangleBirmingham: socialists kicked out of Momentum

triangleNo-cuts strategy needed to save 25,000 council jobs

triangleDon't give money to Ukip and Tory EU campaigners!

triangleFight council cuts!

triangleLabour councillor smears TUSC policy as 'BNP'

Cuts:

trianglePublic meetings show readiness of workers to fight back

triangleThem & Us

triangleCushy government job for Amazon boss

triangleLawyers defeat Tories' unjust legal aid cuts

TUSC:

trianglePortsmouth: support for anti-austerity stand

triangleObituary: Dean Meehan 1962-2016

triangleTUSC election timetable

Elections:

triangleUS elections: Clinton coins it

triangleSanders' socialist message rattling the establishment

Election:

triangleInternational news in brief

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

11/2/16

Doctors

Doctors fight contract imposition - updated leaflet

11/2/16

South Wales

Public meetings show readiness of workers to fight back

10/2/16

Doctors

Doctors' strike 10th February - photos and reports

10/2/16

Solidarity

Demo in solidarity with Kurdish people: 6th March

10/2/16

Union

Workplace news in brief

10/2/16

Pay

Continued action in crane drivers' pay dispute

10/2/16

Tesco

Cuts to premiums mean no 'rise' in store for Tesco workers

10/2/16

Leicester

Leicester taxi dispute: Labour's rank hypocrisy

10/2/16

Academies

Big victory at Small Heath School against academy attack

10/2/16

Leeds

Leeds meeting expresses Corbyn and McDonnell's contradictions

10/2/16

Portsmouth

Portsmouth: support for anti-austerity stand

10/2/16

South London

South London: Library workers strike to save services

10/2/16

Redditch

NHS campaign gains support

10/2/16

Yorkshire

Anger against plans to close Bradford libraries

10/2/16

Torbay

Torbay: "A tale of two towns"

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...

triangle11 Feb Public meetings show readiness of workers to fight back

triangle10 Feb Lack of strategy - and exclusions - threaten Momentum

triangle10 Feb Doctors' strike 10th February - photos and reports

triangle10 Feb No-cuts strategy needed to save 25,000 council jobs

triangle10 Feb South London: Library workers strike to save services

triangle10 Feb Cameron's EU renegotiation charade

triangle9 Feb Labour right wing blocks call to debate budget cuts

More ...

triangle15 Feb Leeds Socialist Party: Sanders, Trump, and the US elections

triangle16 Feb Plymouth Socialist Party: Democratic Centralism

triangle16 Feb Harrogate Socialist Party: How can we get rid of Trident?

triangle16 Feb Manchester Socialist Party: Technology, the internet and freedom of speech

More ...

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Find us on Facebook

Archive

Categories

1-9 

1-9 


Archives:

February 2016

January 2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice