Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/14474

Posted on 9 May 2012 at 10:05 GMT

Message of support to the 10 May strikers

Martin Powell Davies, a Socialist Party member and executive committee member of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), has written the following message of support to public sector workers striking on 10 May.

Thursday's national strike in defence of pensions by up to 500,000 public sector workers across PCS, UCU, Unite Health, Nipsa, plus some RMT members, will send another message to the government - already reeling from their election defeats - that trade unionists are not going to accept paying more, to work longer, and to get less when we eventually do get to retire.

Like many other NUT Associations, Lewisham NUT's members' meeting unanimously agreed to send solidarity - including a 100 donation to each of the three strike funds - to local colleagues in Unite, PCS and UCU and are calling on our members to visit local picket lines on the way to work.

Teachers are not on strike tomorrow but some, including myself, will join the demonstration outside St Thomas' hospital at 12.00 and march over the river to the strike rally in Westminster.

Teachers will also be holding their own picket of the Department of Education after work at 5.30pm in Great Smith Street, Westminster, to protest against the first wage cuts owing to increased pension contributions imposed last month.

It's also part of the joint-union "68 is too late" campaign http://www.68istoolate.org.uk/

The solid action taken by London NUT members on 28 March encouraged strikers to take action on 10 May. In turn, the PCS/Unite/UCU action will encourage NUT members to take further action ourselves.

We know that the message that striking colleagues on 10 May really want to hear is that the NUT will be joining them in the next action, as we step up our united fight to oppose pensions robbery.

The NUT Executive will be meeting during the strike, in the afternoon of on 10 May. I, alongside others, will again be calling for the NUT to declare that it will be taking further national strike action in June.

Together, we can - and must - defeat both this hovernment's outrageous robbery of pensions and the cuts and privatisation of the services that we know our young people and communities so desperately need.

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






Related links:

NUT:

triangleSchools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

triangleEscalate summer strike wave into coordinated action to defeat the pay cap

triangleSchools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay

triangleEducation cuts forced back

triangleEducation cuts: Tories buckling under public pressure

Strike:

triangleArriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangleRoyal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangleUnite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleStriking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

Teachers:

triangleSchool spend is behind eastern Europe

triangleWorkers' struggles in Peru: eyewitness report

trianglePublic sector wages - Pay up!

PCS:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

triangleBalloting members on the pay cap

Pensions:

triangleSet for national strike action

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

19/10/17

Refugees

Hundreds of torture victims wrongly detained

18/10/17

Brexit

Tories torn - bin them now

18/10/17

What we saw

What we saw

18/10/17

Food

Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

18/10/17

NHS

Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

18/10/17

Debt

Young people being strangled by debts

13/10/17

Labour

The end of the Tories?

11/10/17

Tories

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

11/10/17

Black history

The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against capitalist austerity

11/10/17

Housing

Housing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

11/10/17

Universal Credit

Major attacks 'Universal Credit', half a million more face poverty

11/10/17

Them & Us

Them & Us

11/10/17

NHS

NHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

11/10/17

IMF

IMF helps cause inequality it slams

4/10/17

NHS

Tories wreck our NHS

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

triangle25 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

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

V2