A short report and some pictures from Ged Dempsey: Peoples Assembly Sheffield and our friends in the North show resistance to Camaran, Panama and Tories politics of division and austerity. Fighting against closure of DWP in Sheffield and exporting jobs … Continue reading →
Another well spotted interesting piece: Make it easier to deselect MPs, says Corbyn ally Mark Serwotka Union leader who rejoined Labour has called for ‘no obstacles’ to be put in way of local members choosing a new MP The leader … Continue reading →
The airwaves are chocked solid with negative stories about the public sector workers and their planned strike next Wednesday, 30th November.
For anyone left who doesn’t think the strike is justified you need look no further than this coverage, which is beginning to look awfully like a previous Tory Government, 1979-1997. Have they no more fresh ideas than to simply ape, the Thatcher Government?
Under Margaret Thatcher, Public Sector workers were blamed for almost all economic woes. When various workers from the Health Service had had enough of being made scapegoats and stood up and demanded a fair pay and conditions package, they were defeated eventually as were the Mineworkers after their heroic attempt to save their industry collapsed after more than a year.
This action is significant for uniting every single public sector union, from the First Division Association (Organises the most Senior Civil Servants) to PCS (Organises mostly below average on the pay scale). This has never been achieved before! This degree of unity has obviously worried Cameron and is quite a result! Even the most senior public servants are expected to strike on the 30th November!