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Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Tuesday 24 April 2012
TUSC National Election Campaign News
Latest Press releases:
Tube strike 'A fight for equality that all Londoners have a stake in supporting' - Alex Gordon, RMT president. More here:http://bit.ly/IDeUT6
Other London Assembly candidates speak out in support of the tube maintenance workers strike:http://bit.ly/J7Rpz8
Other campaign news
Nearly 70 local Uxbridge people braved the rain to hear RMT leader Bob Crow argue the case for TUSC on 18th April:http://bit.ly/IPWJJA
TUSC in the Welsh press:http://bit.ly/J5IzbJ
Over 200 packed the house in Peckham for Ken Loach film and meeting in support of TUSC: http://bit.ly/Ima8Hv and the Financial Times reviewed the screening here: http://on.ft.com/IP4tLC
There is now a TUSC leaflet in Bengali: http://www.tusc.org.uk/pdfs/
Rugby TUSC reports growing support - http://bit.ly/HqaK3E and TUSC gets further media publicity – in two Rugby newspapers in same week Both reported that the TUSC was only political group opposing all cuts at all levels http://bit.ly/JnOmF5
MEDIACITYUK ejects TUSC election candidate: http://bit.ly/IUneAK
At Haringey’s TUSC public meeting on 17th April, Oktay Sahbaz from the Daymer Kurdish and Turkish organisation explained why Daymer is supporting TUSC: http://bit.ly/JGPyGY
Morning Star carries full page report of TUSC campaign: http://bit.ly/JjpU6H
TUSC NHS credit card: http://www.tusc.org.uk/pdfs/
Upcoming TUSC Events
Public Meeting: Elections 2012 – Can there be a London Spring?
With George Galloway’s surprise victory in Bradford is there a new space opening up for the left? Can the left copy respect’s “Bradford Spring” here in London? This meeting brings together speakers from the progressive left, Labour, the Greens and TUSC to debate the prospects for the left at the coming election.
Speakers: Natalie Bennett, Green Party (list candidate) Alex Gordon, TUSC (list candidate) John McDonnell MP Labour Party Date: Friday 27th April, 7pm Venue:Housmans bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
Coventry 'Socialist Alternative' holds Election Rally on Saturday April 28th, standing candidates in 17 wards across the city in the May 3rd as part of TUSC. Speakers at the Rally include TUSC National Chair Dave Nellist 1.30pm Coventry Transport Museum http://bit.ly/IcTqiU
From the Unions
RMT – signalers in the Stirling area have voted 100% for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over rosters. http://bit.ly/IBUGtp
Unite members devastated by a further 640 job losses announced by IT firm Comminity Sciences Corporation http://bit.ly/IjHPgK
Aberdeen Unison wins battle against privatisation with union campaign. http://bit.ly/HYJsA7
Tube Lines strike -RMT warns of secret plan to reprivatise tube maintenance and unleash nightmare of PPP2 http://bit.ly/K4JlQr
Slovenia public sector holds big strike over cuts: http://bit.ly/HU0UbE
Cork Vita Cortex - Four months sit in over redundancy payments continues: http://bit.ly/J6zDSn
Graduate starting salaries to fall to lowest real-term level since 2003: http://bit.ly/JnZeB4
Repossession day in court: ten minutes with a lawyer, five before a judge ~ http://j.mp/HIeqJr
Migreurop, a coalition of organisations from thirteen European, African and Middle Eastern countries, has produced an extremely useful and powerful report which describes in detail ways in which the policy of preventing the entry of undocumented migrants is implemented: Download a copy here: http://bit.ly/JY5nou
WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS – SAT APRIL 28
Lincoln& District TUC Save our NHS march marking Workers Memorial Day. 12 noon at Castle Square, and there will be a rally at 1pm at Speakers' Corner by the Cornhill. email@example.com
Witney 11 a.m. Assemble Church Green, Witney, Oxon, in David Cameron’s constituency 12 noon MARCH stopping at Marriott’s Close to remember Altin Balla, building worker, who died on this construction site in 2008.
Coventry 12 noon St Mary’s St/Bayley Lane
Sheffield: Defend Health & Safety international day of action 12.30 Town Hall http://bit.ly/JWkNti
London - 10.30am Assemble at the statute of the Building Worker on Tower Hill next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY CELEBRATIONS
Cardiff 5th May 12.00 Callaghan Square
Coventry 5th May 11.00 Speakers Corner, Council House
Derby 28th April 10.30 Market Place
Dundee 5th May 12.00 Hilltown Park
Edinburgh 5th May 11.00 Johnston Terrace
Glasgow 5th May 11.00 George Square
Ipswich 1st May 11.00 Giles Circus
Irvine 5th May 10.30 Woodlands Centre
London 1st May 12.00 Clerkenwell Green
Manchester 7th May 11.00 Bexley Square, Salford
Newcastle 5th May 11.00 Times Square
Nottingham 5th May 10.00 Forest Recreation Ground
Plymouth 1st May 19.00 Guildhall
TUSC informationYou can find out more about TUSC at: http://www.tusc.org.uk/index.
To donate to TUSC go here: http://www.tusc.org.uk/donate.
TUSC aims to bring trade unionists, socialists and anti-cuts campaigners together to stand candidates at elections who are committed to representing working-class interests. Resistance to the cuts is vital, but we also need a political alternative to the policies of cuts and privatisation. TUSC believes that a new working-class party is needed that campaigns for a democratic socialist society run in the interests of the millions not the millionaires.