Swansea needs councillors who vote against cuts! No to austerity - vote Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).

Don’t waste the opportunity to send a clear ‘no more cuts’ message by voting for Ronnie Job, TUSC: the only no-cuts, socialist candidate in Swansea West in the 2015 General Election!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Give us a real choice! TUSC to ballot Swansea people on whether they want councillors who fight cuts

Trades Unionist & Socialist Coalition (TUSC) to ballot the people of Swansea on whether they want representatives who implement or who fight Con-Dem cuts

TUSC will be holding a ballot on austerity and cuts in Oxford Street, Swansea on Saturday, February 7th from 1.30pm.
Ronnie Job, TUSC prospective parliamentary candidate for Swansea West, said:

“Swansea’s Labour council are currently planning cuts of £80 million from its budget. These cuts are going to devastate council jobs and services. The council have held yet another sham public ‘consultation’ where the only option on offer is ‘What do you want us to cut?’ That’s like asking people ‘what do you want cut off, your hands or your feet?’!

“We will be asking the people of Swansea whether they want their Labour councillors to carry out Con-Dem cuts or whether they want representatives who will vote and fight against austerity.”

Come along, send a message to your elected councillors and let’s plan how to ensure in future we get representatives who will stand up for jobs and services.

Unite throws away £1.5 million on Labour but a tenner for TUSC is better value for Unite members

Unite the Union has given the Labour Party £1.5 million for its General Election campaign funds. A tenner for TUSC is a bigger investment in fighting austerity.

That would be the same Labour Party that has pledged to continue with the public sector pay freeze, condemning union members to even more pay misery?

Or the Labour Party that is pledged to continue with cuts, costing further trade unionists' jobs?

The Labour Party whose councillors, up and down the country, have implemented Con-Dem cuts, laying off union members, privatising and axing services that trade unionists and their families rely on?

The Labour Party which refuses to support union members who fight back against cuts and falling living standards?

If you're a Unite member who's sick of Labour taking your funds and implementing cuts, could you consider giving a tenner for TUSC?

• TUSC representatives will vote against all cuts.
• TUSC demands an end to privatisation.
• TUSC always supports workers fighting to protect their jobs and services.

£10 pounds invested in TUSC's election campaign will strike a bigger blow against cuts and austerity than the £1.5 million that Unite has just squandered on the Labour Party.

Donate to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition http://www.tusc.org.uk/donate

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

100 days to build the socialist challenge

It is 100 days to the election and Trades Unionist and Socialist Coalition plans to mount our biggest ever socialist election challenge are coming on nicely.

Across the UK we are more than half way to reaching our target of 100 parliamentary candidates and 1,000 council candidates in May. At the recent TUSC Conference we also saw a number of Labour councillors, fed up with that party's support for continuing Tory cuts, pledge their support for TUSC. Standing against all cuts has attracted Labour councillors from Southampton, Leicester, Warrington, London and elsewhere to the TUSC banner.

Here in Wales, we don't have council elections in May but we look to have already found enough parliamentary candidates to reach the threshold where we should qualify for balanced press coverage and an election broadcast.

In this corner of Wales, we already have candidates who are all rank and file trade union leaders, in place to challenge in Llanelli, Swansea West and Aberavon.

The contest in Aberavon highlights more than most the differences between TUSC and the modern Labour Party. We're standing a member of the RMT Union, which played a central role in founding TUSC and is the first trade union (hopefully of many to come) to commit officially to TUSC. He'll be standing against a London-based businessman who personifies the political establishment - one of the Labour 'princes' (second and third generation offspring of Labour politicians) and spouse of the prime minister of Denmark, Stephen Kinnock.

If you're looking for an alternative to the establishment parties. One that is committed to opposing all cuts and fighting for socialist policies in the interest of trade unionists and working class people. Then consider how you can help to build TUSC.

Swansea TUSC representatives will be meeting at least once a month to plan our election challenge and how we can support others fighting cuts. Our next meeting is on February 11, 7.30pm in Dyfatty Community Centre. If you're fed-up of the establishment's cuts-consensus and want to do something about it, come along and join with like-minded people.