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Posted on 5 May 2010 at 11:39 GMT

Swansea Trade Union Council anti-cuts demo

Swansea May Day demonstration, photo Swansea Socialist Party

Swansea May Day demonstration, photo Swansea Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Up to 200 trade unionists, young people and community campaigners marched in Swansea today against the Lib Dem councils cuts.
Rob Williams, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate for Swansea West and Unite convenor at the ex-Ford car parts plant, Linemar, reports.
Swansea May Day demonstration, photo Swansea Socialist Party

Swansea May Day demonstration, photo Swansea Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

"I spoke at the march pledging support for public sector workers from those in the private sector.

"It was also an opportunity to send a message to all the main parties that we'll fight their attempts to make us pay for the bankers' crisis.

"It was apt that this was on the day that thousands of Greek workers were marching against the massive cuts there."

Attending were Unison, GMB, Unite, PCS, NUJ, UCU, CWU, NUT amongst others.

Far-right English / Welsh Defence League attempt to disrupt the Swansea May Day demonstration, photo Swansea Socialist Party

Far-right English / Welsh Defence League, photo Swansea Socialist Party

"At the end of the demo in Castle Square there was a motley crew of about a dozen far-right English / Welsh Defence League members.

"Despite the far-rights' attempts to appeal to workers recently, their attempts today to disrupt a workers' anti-cuts march shows their true colours.

"This shows why we have to fight all attempts to divide workers in the face of the massive cuts to come."

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