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The Socialist 7 March 2018 |
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Hull workers united against bosses
Strikers include lecturers in UCU fighting pension cuts, photo Hugh Caffrey (Click to enlarge)
In a determined and clear show of solidarity, more than 150 workers in Hull rallied in support of University and College Union members from Hull University on strike to defend pensions, railway workers from the RMT striking to keep a guard on every train and the FCC strikers battling to win sick-pay rights.
Called by Hull Trades Council, the rally and demonstration through the pedestrian areas of the city centre was supported by striking workers, fellow trade unionists and members of the public.
A bucket collection of passers-by added to the donations already raised by local trade unions. Hull National Education Union (NEU) has already donated £1,000 and East Riding NEU has donated £250. Other unions meeting this week have promised money.
The feeling of unity among the strikers from the different disputes even went so far as to have fierce local rugby league rivals Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers supporters shaking hands in solidarity!
The trades council is determined to continue to coordinate support and ensure that all workers are victorious.
Mick Whale, Hull Trades Council president