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Hands off our pensions!
Paul Couchman, Save Our Services in Surrey
The leafy lanes of Surrey will reverberate to the chant "hands off our pensions" on 30 June.
A meeting of Save Our Services in Surrey (SOSiS) attended by reps from NUT, UCU, PCS and Unison, as well as student reps from Royal Holloway university, agreed to organise a demonstration on the afternoon of the strike, assembling at Camberley railway station at 1pm and marching to the offices of Michael Gove MP and minister for education.
There will be pickets at many schools, tax offices and colleges and we are coordinating support for these with a small fleet of cars armed with flyers and papers.
A Hands Off Our Pensions in Surrey (HOOPS) committee was elected to build for and organise on the 30th and beyond. Unison members on the committee look forward to joining the strike action in the autumn to drive the final nail in the coffin of these savage pension attacks.
Apologies and messages of support were received at the meeting from GMB, FBU and POA reps who also want to be part of the action. The NUT thanked SOSiS for pulling the meeting together and coordinating action.
In The Socialist 15 June 2011:
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NHS news & campaigning
National Shop Stewards Network
Socialist Party news and analysis
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party workplace news
International socialist news and analysis