Socialist Worker

Everyone can build the action

Issue No. 2095

Up and down the country activists are fighting hard to make the most of the potential of 24 April.

Alan Dent, district secretary for South Ribble, Lancashire, NUT teachers’ union, told Socialist Worker, “People are disgruntled about a lot more than just pay. We can draw in more people and chime with their grievances.”

Everyone can do something to build the action – organising workplace meetings, planning delegations to picket lines and rallies, making links with other groups of workers, encouraging action to be called on that day.

As David Swanson, a college lecturer in Manchester recently elected onto the UCU union’s executive, points out, “There’s a lot of excitement over 24 April but also a lot of unevenness.

“Whichever union is strongest in each area needs to push the others.”

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