Posties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting

Mayola Demmenie, Basingstoke Socialist Party

Four postal workers due to strike with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) were among the 15 people at Basingstoke Socialist Party’s public meeting on 16 October. We discussed organising workers to defend jobs and wages.

One CWU member reported on the dispute. Our next public meeting on Wednesday 20 November should have a CWU shop steward from the local sorting office speaking.

We had a lively debate about Brexit and concluded that we must stand united against the capitalists, the biggest threat to the living standards of working-class people. A student who came to the meeting joined the Socialist Party that night, and bought her ticket for Socialism 2019 shortly after.