Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/767/16796

From The Socialist newspaper, 29 May 2013

Haringey TUSC: trade unions and communities prepare for 2014

Paul Kershaw

Sixty people attended the launch of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition's (TUSC) anti-cuts electoral challenge for next year's local elections in the London borough of Haringey.

The meeting was chaired by local UCU union rep Jenny Sutton, who has stood as a TUSC candidate in previous elections.

Platform speaker Oktay Sahbaz, of the Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish group that hosted the meeting, highlighted the plight of refugee and immigrant communities.

Frank Murray, Chair of Weir Hall Action Group and co-chair of Tottenham Concerned Residents Committee, showed how plans to 'regenerate' Tottenham were designed for profit rather than to help local people.

Speakers dealt with a wide range of issues including the murder of Mark Duggan, which sparked riots in the area two years ago, cuts to youth centres locally, and the need for trade unions to orientate to the unemployed and excluded.

From the floor, John Dolan of Haringey Unison quoted Labour council leader Clare Kober from 2011 who said that if a Labour government had been elected in 2010, that would still have meant 42 million cuts over three years in Haringey.

One floor speaker suggested that if the attendance list was used as a candidates list in the council elections, it would be a better and more representative list than Labour's.

Steve Hedley, Assistant General Secretary of the RMT transport union pointed out that a key difference between TUSC and previous attempts to create a left alternative to the Labour Party was the active involvement of the organised working class through the trade unions.

The RMT nationally backs TUSC and he called on people to get their trade unions to support TUSC either at local level or nationally.

Bobbie Cranney is standing as a TUSC candidate in the 6 June Walkergate ward byelection in Newcastle.

TUSC is also standing in the Southampton Woolston ward byelection on 13 June, with Sue Atkins as the candidate.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 29 May 2013:


Scrap the Bedroom tax

Evict this millionaires' government

Campaign to stop bedroom tax evictions!


Socialist Party editorial

No to terrorism! No to racism! No to war!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Unite to fight racism!

Even the cutters say cuts aren't working!

This is what's 'not to like' about Free Schools, Boris

Nasty party exposed by equal marriage bill

Stop the NHS privatisation rip-off


Socialist Party review

Rotten greedy banks still threaten crisis


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS conference sends defiant message to the government

PCS Land Registry delegates commit to action

Strike action needed to save Royal Mail

Wales TUC conference - a missed opportunity

No future with Future Directions

Fire service cuts

Workplace News in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Haringey TUSC: trade unions and communities prepare for 2014

'Brilliant' South West conference sees record turnout

Fund the fightback in the SP collectathon

Boosting South West Wales paper sales

Socialist Party youth organisers meeting Sunday 30 June, 10.30am-4.30pm, London


International socialist news and analysis

Oppose Kazakhstan regime's latest campaign clampdown

South Africa: Eye-witness to the developing struggle

Riots expose inequality in Sweden

Sri Lanka: Working class beginning to move forward


Socialist Students

Salford Socialist Students help lead fightback against job and course cuts

London students fight union closure plan


 

Home   |   The Socialist 29 May 2013   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Haringey:

triangleHaringey TUSC fights Blairite cuts

triangleNo fudge with the right wing

triangleHaringey protests HDV - but Labour fails to kill it off completely

triangleCorbyn's left must seize the advantage in Labour's civil war

triangleHaringey: now's our chance for a no-cuts council

Unions:

triangleTaking the anti-austerity message to the chancellor's back yard

triangleFor Whom the School Bell Tolls: Our kids or the Tories?

triangleNHS pay: Reject the Tories' divide and rule offer

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Trade unions:

triangleGender pay gap figures show need for trade union action

triangleLeaked pay deal: fight for a genuine pay rise

triangleToys R Us, Maplin: worsening retail crisis claims more jobs

TUSC:

triangleGrimsby TUSC: Tories out, Corbyn in, Elect real socialists in NE Lincs

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Our local TUSC council challenge

Labour:

triangleRMT Labour Party affiliation debate - where do socialists stand?

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

25/4/18

NUJ

Journalists' union leaders defeat call for political fund, but potential for left grows

25/4/18

Usdaw

Retail union backs zero-hour ban, leaders oppose rank-and-file coordination

25/4/18

McDonalds

McDonald's strikers: "We demand a living wage and decent conditions"

25/4/18

Yorkshire

Sheffield and South Yorkshire: no to closures - defend our NHS

25/4/18

Southampton

Southampton: the cuts or no cuts election

24/4/18

Newham

School strike forces head to say privatisation will stop

23/4/18

Hull

College protest against job losses

22/4/18

Bromley

Bromley library workers win strike campaign

18/4/18

UCU

UCU members vote to end pensions dispute

18/4/18

Usdaw

Usdaw conference 2018: time for new era of fighting trade unionism

18/4/18

Leeds

Victorious Fearnville Fields campaigners thank the Socialist

18/4/18

Hull

Hull says no to war, no to austerity

18/4/18

The Socialist

The Socialist - a fighting, campaigning, workers' paper

18/4/18

Socialist Party

Building fund: 150,000 milestone smashed!

18/4/18

Fighting Fund

Give us your change (and more) to fight for system change!

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999