As the CONDEM government look to further shift wealth to the rich and leave more and more of us literally gasping for breath as we try to make ends meet, we are proud to express our support and solidarity with the PCS members who will be taking strike action tomorrow over pay, pensions and terms and conditions. The government has refused to negotiate so more action is planned on the 5th of April with half day walkouts. When the chancellor stands up to deliver his budget, PSC members will be protesting across the UK, with rallies including one just meters away, outside Parliament from 12pm.
Hand in hand with making more cuts to us, we see the rich get richer, the global sovereign wealth funds are predicted to grow by $1 billion a day this year, likely to reach $5.6 trillion. PCS & UK Uncut have regularly rightly argued for corprate tax to be collected which would wipe out any so called ‘debt’. But we all know its not a debt, not one which any of us should be paying anyway!
PCS have stood up, again, to this government but we are aware they should not be left to strike alone but there should be a general strike which links all the current disputes and cuts, with the wider community. We will be, again, lobbying the TUC to push this forward on the 24th of April.
There will be a joint NSSN/SACA fringe meeting on Wednesday after the PCS strike rally in Glasgow at 1.30pm.
Building for a 24 hour General Strike, at the Times Square Pub St Enochs Square with:
Janice Godrich (PCS President) ,
Brian Smith (Glasgow City Unison Branch Secretary)
Cheryl Gedling (PCS Scotland)
Unite Housing workers (HCA members) will be striking alongside PCS members over pay and against a divisive pay offer that has resulted in unprecedented anger and disgust amongst members. Messages of support & visits to the London & Manchester Picket lines are welcome: [email protected]
GMB Remploy workers protest at DWP on budget day The 90 day consultation for phase 2 factories and CCTV comes to an end on the 27th March. “We intend showing Esther McVey and the DWP that we have not gone away. Please bring flags banners whistles hooters and anything else that makes a noise to support justice for Remploy Workers.” GMB . 20th March assemble 9-30 for 10, DWP Tothill Street London
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CONTACT US NSSN, PO Box 54498, London E10 9DE
Secretary: Linda Taaffe Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07952 283 558