Socialist Worker

Fight for the Right to Work conference is key step in campaign

Issue No. 2152

The next major date in the jobs fight is Saturday 13 June. That is when the Fight for the Right to Work conference will take place in central London.

Workers from Visteon and stewards from the Waterford Glass occupation are backing the conference.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the London regions of the RMT and UCU unions have backed the conference. The student unions at Goldsmiths College, the University of Essex and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) are also supporting it.

The conference will discuss taking the fight for jobs forwards, and will also debate a planned demonstration at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on Sunday 27 September.

The NUJ and the UCU have already backed this protest, with a number of other national unions discussing plans to support it.

Members of the UCU and the PCS civil service workers’ union will protest against job cuts in north and east London this Saturday 23 May.


Hundreds of lecturers at London Metropolitan University and hundreds of civil service workers at the Office of the Public Guardian at Archway Tower face losing their jobs.

Lecturers recently struck against the plans at London Met university.

Campaigners have been encouraged by the recent victory against course cuts at Liverpool university.

Fight for the Right to Work conference
Saturday 13 June,
Soas, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London.
To register email righttoworkconference@gmail.com Go to » www.righttowork.org.uk

March for jobs and education
Saturday 23 May, assemble 11am,
Highbury Fields, London N1 (Highbury & Islington tube)


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