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Tied vote at TUC General Council on general strike motion
At Thursday's TUC General Council meeting there was a 16-16 tied vote on whether to support a motion to TUC conference from the Prison Officers Association (POA) that calls for consideration of a general strike against the government's austerity programme, following the 20 October TUC national demonstration.
Also, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey has warned in an interview today in the Guardian of the anger of the working class, faced with cuts, redundancies and falling living standards. This anger, he believes, will lead to industrial action on pay and cuts.
The TUC General Council tied vote adds urgency to the lobby of the TUC conference organised by the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) this Sunday. The NSSN believes that the trade union movement should concretise a 24-hour general strike across the public and private sectors as the best means of channelling the anger into a force that can shake and remove the Con-Dem government.
Getting as many people to Brighton as possible can really make a difference!
The Socialist Party understands that Unison was not part of the 16:16 tied TUC vote, so Unison members can lobby Unison TUC conference delegates with no prior position taken at this stage.
National Shop Stewards Network lobby
Brighton, Sunday 9th September 2012
Speakers include the following union leaders: Bob Crow RMT, Mark Serwotka PCS and Steve Gillan POA.
The NSSN lobby assembles at the Level in Brighton at 1pm on Sunday 9 September. The official assembly time is 1pm and the march will leave the park at 1.30pm. There will be some speakers at the Level.
There will be a rally at the Hilton Metropole hotel at 2pm before the TUC conference starts at 4pm (the hotel is just past the Brighton Centre where the TUC will take place).
For further information or comment:
07816 134 690
http://tinyurl.com/4l2mjkw (ANTI CUTS CAMPAIGN)
http://tinyurl.com/5rl2b3j (NSSN GENERAL)
07952 283 558