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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 March 2011

Against cuts? Support the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coaltion (TUSC) will be standing anti-cuts candidates across Britain in May's local, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections.

TUSC was set up last year with the backing of fighting trade unionists, including RMT general secretary Bob Crow, leading national officers of the PCS civil service union, and Nina Franklin, vice president of the National Union of Teachers.

TUSC is a federal 'umbrella' coalition with an agreed core policy statement. Its core policies include opposition to public spending cuts and privatisation, student grants not fees, the repeal of the antitrade union laws, and the clear socialist commitment to "bringing into democratic public ownership the major companies and banks that dominate the economy, so that production and services can be planned to meet the needs of all and to protect the environment".

Organisations and groups that want to be involved in the 2011 TUSC local council election challenge should urgently contact TUSC at: electioncoalition@btinternet.com

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