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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 April 2007

PCS: All out on 1 May

THOUSANDS OF Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members will be on strike on 1 May in defence of the public sector and pay, jobs and services.

Socialist Party members on the PCS executive have campaigned for this action to be co-ordinated across the trade unions and for the TUC to organise a national demonstration in defence of the public sector on 1 May.

Socialist Party members are now standing for election to the PCS national leadership.

Janice Godrich, a member of the Socialist Party's sister party in Scotland (International Socialists) is standing for re-election as president.

Kevin Kelly is standing for vice-president and the following Socialist Party and International Socialists members are standing for the national executive. All these candidates have proven track records of fighting for PCS members at branch level and nationally:

Mark Baker, Marion Lloyd, John McInally, Chris Morrison, Rob Williams, Danny Williamson and Sevi Yesildalli. Kevin Greenway will also be standing in the section for law court staff following the merger of their union with PCS.

These candidates are standing as part of Left Unity, which is part of the Democracy Alliance slate. This was formed five years ago in response to the attempt by the old right wing, under Barry Reamsbottom, to keep the democratically elected general secretary Mark Serwotka out of office. For more information see the Left Unity website: www.leftunity.org.uk

The ballot closes on 27 April.

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Environment and socialism

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Nuclear power is not the answer

Is the Green Party heading left or right?

Battling over the world's oil reserves


G8 Summit protests

Join the International Youth Camp


International socialist news and analysis

France: Workers need to build a Left alternative


Socialist Party news and analysis

Workers' lives get tougher under New Labour

Campaign for a New Workers' Party

Why legal aid should be defended

Blair silent on Guantanamo


Socialist Party workplace news

Union leaders out of touch with teachers' discontent

NUJ: Build on the victories

Fury at jobs massacre

UNISON and PCS: Vote for fighting, democratic unions

PCS: All out on 1 May


International socialist news and analysis

Zimbabwe: State thugs crackdown on protests


 

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