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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 August 2011

Trade union branch model resolution

Workers and youth - unite and fight all cuts

The events that followed the shooting dead of Mark Duggan by the police in Tottenham sent a massive wave of shock across the country. It is urgent that the trade union movement provides a clear response.

The acts that have led to the loss of life and the destruction of ordinary people's homes and small businesses must be opposed. But, as the PCS statement pointed out, these events have not taken place in a vacuum.

Huge anger has been building among young people who suffer joblessness and poverty pay, the cutting off of access to education, and fundamentally the destruction of their future.

This branch notes that:

This branch demands:

This branch resolves to:

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