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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 May 2009

Support for No2EU at Usdaw conference

Socialist Party members at Usdaw conference this year got a lot of support, with shopworkers flocking to congratulate Robbie Segal on her 40.6% result in the general secretary elections earlier in the year.

Alex Gounelas

We called a broad left meeting with a speaker on the Visteon strike. It lead to an excellent and extensive debate on the future of the left in Britain given the nature of New Labour and the rise in militant trade unionism. "If the Visteon struggle had taken place before Woolworths went into administration, the Woolies workers may have taken a leaf from their book and fought back," said Robbie.

Five new people joined our Socialist Party Retail and Distribution activist network in order to receive our regular bulletins.

Although Robbie wasn't able to speak in the conference, as she attended as an executive committee member, two Socialist Party delegates managed to speak. They criticised Usdaw's current leadership for its incompetent handling of the Woolworths fiasco and raised the No2EU electoral challenge in the June EU elections. We argued that this initiative of Bob Crow is a real alternative in this election for shopworkers who feel betrayed by New Labour and disgusted that Usdaw donated 500,000 of our members' hard-earned dues to them this year.

A number of delegates approached us for more information on the No2EU list. The broad left, with Robbie re-elected to secretary, needs to now focus on growing. Robbie's election results show what kind of support the left can get under the current climate.

500 was raised for the Socialist Party's fighting fund and around 50 copies of The Socialist were sold.

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In The Socialist 6 May 2009:

Visteon workers show: Action gets results

Visteon UK struggle: the story of what happened

Visteon: Editorial comment


Defend victimised trade unionist

Rob Williams sacked by brutal bosses

Editorial: Decisive action needed against victimisations

Defend victimised trade unionist

Defending a shop steward, in spite of the anti-union laws

National Shop Stewards Network national conference


No 2 EU - Yes to Democracy

How can the BNP really be defeated?

Support for No2EU at Usdaw conference


Socialist Party news and analysis

Swine flu: The real issues behind the headlines


May Day

Workers look for alternative to bankrupt capitalism

Widespread protests in Pakistan

Thousands demonstrate in Hong Kong

Bigger May Day demos in Sweden this year

CWI Germany calls for a one-day strike


International socialist news and analysis

ANC returned to power in election landslide


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Save Lewisham Bridge Defend education

Youth fight for jobs: Launch conference

Youth fight for jobs website

Fight to save higher education

Save linguistics at Sussex!

Keep fighting for further education funding


 

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