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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 October 2011

London elections - more support for TU/anti-cuts stand

Support is growing for the idea of standing trade union and socialist anti-cuts candidates in the London elections in 2012.

The Socialist last week carried extracts of an appeal letter from Steve Hedley and John Reid of the RMT and Ian Leahair and Ben Sprung of the FBU (in a personal capacity).

Are you a trade unionist in London? If so, add your name to the statement: "We, the undersigned, support the call for trade unionist and socialist candidates to stand in the Greater London Assembly elections in 2012, committed to opposing all cuts, privatisation and PFI". Go to www.tusc.org.uk or email jpjreidie@yahoo.co.uk

New signatories this week include:

Martin Powell-Davies NUT executive member for Inner London. John Kelly secretary London Transport regional council. Brian Ingham UCU national executive 2007 - 2011; former chair of UCU London FE branch. Brian Kelly former Southwark Labour councillor. Lee Vernon PCS Young Members Convenor London and South East. Lewis Peacock RMT Assistant Secretary LU engineering branch. Kevin Parslow Unite secretary LE1228 and regional committee. Nancy Taaffe Chair Unison in Waltham Forest. (all signatories are in a personal capacity)

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In The Socialist 12 October 2011:


Socialist Party youth and students

Interview with a Jarrow marcher

Marching in the footsteps of history

Low pay, no way!

Protest, demonstrate, occupy


International socialist news and analysis

US: Occupy Wall Street - Demanding jobs not cuts


Socialist Party workplace news

Strike on 30 November - no secret talks

'We have not gone away' say Southampton council workers

Construction electricians

60 printers sacked as bosses make a million

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party news and analysis

Sovereign debt crisis, recession... No way out under capitalism

Cameron's big 'them and us' society

Fox takes cronyism to new level

Wales Assembly budget: Labour piles on the misery

Kinnock's bigotry

Con-Dems' policies increase poverty

Fast news


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

NHS protesters occupy Westminster Bridge

Health campaigners take Ascot by storm

Coventry by-election helps build socialist alternative to cuts

London elections - more support for TU/anti-cuts stand


Socialist Party fundraising

Socialism 2011 finance appeal


Socialist history

Battle of Cable Street 1936 - When workers stopped the fascists


The Socialist - readers' comments

Portrait of a pension pilferer


 

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