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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 September 2017
Strike together for better pay
Barts NHS Trust workers striking for decent pay, photo by Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
NSSN lobby of TUC 10 September
This summer has seen a wave of strikes. Now we need determined coordinated action across the public sector to smash the pay cap and fight for a £10 an hour minimum wage for all.
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is again organising a rally at the TUC Congress in Brighton on Sunday 10 September. Over five million public sector workers have seen their income plummet because of the Tory pay cap.
The rally will bring together the leaders of some of the most militant unions with union reps and activists from the many disputes that have broken out this summer.
This action shows the support that pay strikes across the public sector would get from workers everywhere who are suffering at the moment. It's time to fight together!
Fight together to scrap the Tory pay cap!
- National Shop Stewards Network rally at TUC Congress
- Sunday 10 September at 1pm, Arundel Suite, Holiday Inn, 137 King's Road, Brighton BN1 2JF - all welcome
- Speakers: John McDonnell, shadow chancellor; Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary; Len Hockey, Unite Barts NHS Trust branch secretary; Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary; Steve Gillan, POA general secretary; Ronnie Draper, BFAWU general secretary; Sean Hoyle, RMT president; Amy Murphy, Usdaw southern division EC member and a striking Birmingham bin worker. Chaired by Janice Godrich, PCS president
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In The Socialist 6 September 2017:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fight council cuts - back the Brum bin strikers!
Historic McStrike: if we don't get it, shut it down!
Problem gambling soars by 33%
UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin
Them & Us
What we think
Tories weak: time for the TUC to act
Schools and teaching
Schools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay
Socialist Party workplace news
Strike together for better pay
RMT fighting for passenger safety, accessibility and security
Merseyrail strike over safety: Labour mayor and councillors must reverse their decision
Three week Argos strike ends
Fawley refinery canteen strikers tell their employer: "pay up"
College workers ballot for action in Nottingham
International socialist news and analysis
Hurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism
Extreme weather events and global warming
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Determined protest against Chatsworth Ward closure
Young people are searching for an alternative - find it at Socialism 2017
Huddersfield A&E closure goes to judicial review
Three thousand attend Burston strike commemoration rally
Bristol's Labour mayor calls anti-austerity march - now stop making cuts!
Demonstrators see off far-right in Keighley
Anti-fracking campaigners' legal fight
Socialist Party comments and reviews
How the Single Market blocks socialist policies
Bosses' pensions robbery
Magic money tree
Warts-and-all account of class war and the struggle for LGBT+ rights
'Let the producers of wealth unite - and what can withstand them?'
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