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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2010
NSSN pledged to fight cuts
EIGHTY PEOPLE from at least ten trade unions met on 26 July to discuss the statement agreed by the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference on fighting the government initiated cuts in public sector jobs and services.
The top table, including Steve Hedley, a London organiser for the RMT transport union, and Chris Baugh (PCS assistant general secretary - the main civil service union) put forward the need for a fighting strategy against the Con-Dem government's vicious policies.
Speakers from the floor described the anger at the 'emergency' cuts packages that are being pushed through by Labour councils in London.
The meeting supported the NSSN steering committee's decision to lobby the TUC conference in Manchester on 12 September in support of a national demonstration against the cuts and Steve agreed to organise transport, as have others.
The meeting also urged the South-East region of the TUC to call a demo on 23 October as part of the campaign of action.
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