Some in the leadership of the union movement seem determined to run the fight against the recession into a dead end.
Unite general secretary Derek Simpson teamed up with the right-wing rag the Daily Star last week to push the British Jobs for British Workers slogan.
In contrast almost a thousand trade unionists have signed a statement calling for a united fight over jobs and pointing to the dangers of targeting “foreign workers”.
The statement is in response to the unofficial walkouts in construction (see » Controversy over construction walkouts). It is part of an attempt to shape resistance to the recession.
To read the statement or to add your name go to » www.petitiononline.com/jobs0209