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Union leaders must do more

Issue No. 2176

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has put itself in the bizarre position of brokering talks to try and end the dispute.

It is angering many post workers and other trade unionists that the TUC is promoting itself as an arbiter rather than helping to provide solidarity.

The TUC could instead call a demonstration in support of the strikers. It could encourage solidarity marches and meetings at a regional level. But instead it sees its job as doing the bosses and the government’s work for them

Many are wondering what the union leaders are doing for the strike. Are they actively encouraging their members to do collections? Has every union produced and distributed an official collection sheet?

Every trade unionist needs to redouble their efforts to build support for the postal workers – regardless of whether the union leaders step up to the mark or not.

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