Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/697/13285

From The Socialist newspaper, 7 December 2011

Socialist MEP supports public sector strike

Socialist Party (Ireland) MEP Paul Murphy spoke at the European Parliament in support of the 30 November public sector strike in Britain:

"David Cameron described today's massive public sector strike as a damp squib. Is it any wonder that this prime minister of a cabinet of millionaires that rules for the millionaires seeks to undermine this massive display of strength by working people?

Two million people on strike across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, and a movement that demonstrates the power to defeat the government's austerity policies.

I've visited picket lines across Belfast today, and attended a mass rally of 10,000 people. The message from the strikers was very clear: enough is enough. They will not work longer and pay more for reduced pensions. They will not accept further attacks on wages, further attacks on conditions, and the further cutbacks on our public services that are driven by the government and the assembly.

The outstanding socialist James Connolly proclaimed: 'The great only appear great because we are on our knees, let us arise!' Today the working class has begun to stand up and the potential power is very clear. This has to be the start of building a movement that can win. That means naming a date for further public sector strike action and striving to spread action to the private sector."

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


In The Socialist 7 December 2011:


Socialist Party feature

Con-Dems pile on the misery - 'Enough is enough'


Socialist Party editorial

Eurozone crisis - capitalists have no solution


Workplace news and analysis

Cuts and misery - it doesn't have to be like this

Socialist MEP supports public sector strike

"The genie is out of the bottle"

30 November strike: a historic day!

Building a fighting union - interview with Steve Hedley

Defend the JIB, victory to the sparks!

Reinstate Paul Kelly: Solidarity with Portsmouth RMT

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party news and analysis

Tory sleaze is back!

Reading the riots

All in it together

Them & Us


Climate change

Climate change and extreme weather


Housing crisis

Homes Crisis: Fund housing need - not fat cat greed!


International socialist news and analysis

Portugal: Build on the general strike action

Ireland: Resist latest austerity attacks

Tamil Solidarity: Gearing up for 2012

Brazilian socialists remember Socrates


Socialist Party reviews

Theatre review

When workers planned production: the Lucas Aerospace plan


 

Facebook   Twitter



Home   |   The Socialist 7 December 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Bookshop






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter



Related links:

Public sector:

trianglePCS: Re-elect fighting, campaigning leadership

triangleLand Registry threatened with sell-off

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleThe case for joint coordinated industrial action

triangleJoint strike by university staff

Strike:

triangleThe Broad Left Organising Committee

triangleWorkers' Memorial Day: strike for safety

triangleChina: labour disputes soar

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Socialist:

triangleScotland: Capitalist 'Project Fear' backfiring?

triangleBuilding Socialist Alternative in the United States

triangleDon't let Gove wreck education!

Ireland:

triangleNorthern Ireland rocked by 'on the runs' crisis

triangle"Ireland is a success story" rhetoric is based on spin

Government:

triangleIn the fight to defend our NHS, know your enemy

Paul Murphy:

triangleSolidarity with Dublin bus strike

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

23/4/14

Austerity

New figures reveal capitalism in crisis - not recovery

23/4/14

Jobs

Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

23/4/14

Housing

Why is there a housing crisis?

23/4/14

Scotland

Scotland: Capitalist 'Project Fear' backfiring?

23/4/14

Zero-hour contracts

Zero-hour contracts damage your health

23/4/14

Tax

Them & Us

16/4/14

MPs

Ending MPs' expenses scandal requires socialist change

16/4/14

US

Them & Us

16/4/14

Pharmaceutical

Tamiflu scandal exposes bloodsucking big pharma

9/4/14

Benefits

Housing emergency

9/4/14

Capitalism

OECD report: A system in crisis

9/4/14

Labour

Break with pro-cuts Labour now

9/4/14

Environment

System change to save the environment

9/4/14

Socialist

House of Thieves

9/4/14

MPs

House of Thieves

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...

triangle23 Apr Don't let Gove wreck education!

triangle23 Apr Every job matters: Support the Tube workers' strike

triangle23 Apr Over 550 TUSC no-cuts candidates in place

Housing emergency!

triangle23 Apr Why is there a housing crisis?

Rallying for a yes vote in Edinburgh, photo Matt Dobson

triangle23 Apr Scotland: Capitalist 'Project Fear' backfiring?

Mitie cleaners on London Underground demanding decent pay, photo Neil Cafferky

triangle23 Apr Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

triangle23 Apr New figures reveal capitalism in crisis - not recovery

More ...

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

triangle24 Apr Cardiff East Socialist Party: Building the CWI across the world

triangle30 Apr RCT/Caerphilly Socialist Party: Do you have to be Red to be Green?

triangle30 Apr Llanelli & West Wales Socialist Party: What caused the horror that was World War One?

More ...

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Find us on Facebook

Archive

Categories

1-9 

1-9 


Archives:

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice