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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

TUSC Bulletin

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Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Bulletin No.39
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/Bengali.pdf
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   
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
Information burst
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   
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. lincolntuc@gmail.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.
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.php
To donate to TUSC go here: http://www.tusc.org.uk/donate.php
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.

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