Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/17865

Posted on 9 December 2013 at 9:56 GMT

Surrey: over 200 march against fire station closures

Over 200 people marched to stop fire station closures in Surrey

Over 200 people marched to stop fire station closures in Surrey   (Click to enlarge)

Paul Couchman, Save Our Services in Surrey (SOSIS)

Representatives from every political party active in Spelthorne turned out to march in support of the campaign to save our fire stations - Labour, Lib Dems, the Socialist Party and even a few Tory councillors and a group from Ukip!

We had to tell some of the Ukip people they must take off their tabards which said "I want my country back" before they were allowed on the march.

There were residents from across the borough who marched side by side with trade unionists from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Unison, PCS, NUT, NASUWT, UCU to name a few.

Led by an FBU fire appliance, over 200 people marched over three miles between Sunbury and Staines Fire Station to a chorus of supportive car horns and waving pedestrians. Anyone around cannot have missed the protest. Let's just hope we were loud enough for Surrey County Council to hear.

Rally against Surrey fire station closure, 7 December 2013

Rally against Surrey fire station closure, 7 December 2013   (Click to enlarge)

We held a brief but inspiring rally in the car park at Staines Fire Station and heard general secretary of the FBU, Matt Wrack, bring greetings from the national FBU and a clear, defiant message that we will continue to defend local services and fight the cuts.

Many unions are in dispute at the moment and others are balloting. We must link up these struggles and coordinate national action to defend jobs, services, pay, terms and conditions.

SOSIS will organise a public meeting early in the new year to discuss what happens next in the campaign. Currently it looks like we will need to lobby the County Council on 4 February when they are due to make the final decision.

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






Related links:

Surrey:

triangleComment: Socialism and truth about Zane

triangleBranson sues NHS: kick out the profiteers

triangleSurrey County Council staff on collision course over pay freeze

triangleSurrey FBU pass no confidence motion

triangleTUSC council candidate vows never to go to the 'dark side'!

Fire:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

triangleNo more excuses: fit sprinklers now!

triangleWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

triangleNo more fire deaths - ensure safety now!

Closures:

triangleHealth campaign groups come together in Barnsley to protest closures and downgrades in the NHS

triangleNHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

triangleTories wreck our NHS

FBU:

triangleTrade unionists march to defend 650 local jobs

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

Firefighters:

triangleSolidarity with Catalonia - the people have the right to decide

Council:

triangleRough sleeping crisis: make homes, not arrests

Matt Wrack:

triangleUnions call for action after Grenfell

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

6/12/17

Kirklees

Plans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


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

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle11 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Campaigning workshop

triangle11 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas Quiz

triangle12 Dec Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Can the Labour Party be changed?

triangle12 Dec Liverpool Socialist Party: Fighting council cuts

More ...

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

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

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