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Conference to unite our struggles

Issue No. 2185

The Right to Work conference on 30 January must be a priority for everyone.

It serves two vital functions – bringing together the networks developed during recent workers’ struggles and also those over housing, pensions, climate change, war and anti-fascism.

Solidarity matters. We want more successes like those by the North Devon hospital workers and fightbacks like the one at Fujitsu. We need support for the South Yorkshire firefighters and the BA workers – and all those in struggle.

The conference can be the place for activists from different unions, campaigns, and organisations to discuss building a united fightback.

It’s excellent that the conference has won the backing of the UCU union, the Labour Representation Committee and the National Shop Stewards Network. The National Pensioners Convention is also taking part.

Surely we can all agree to support strikes and occupations, build the demonstration in defence of the welfare state on the 10 April, protest at the conference of the party that wins the general election, campaign for a million climate jobs, and actively oppose the BNP.

The conference can be a launch for active local networks.

Whether you are a worker, student, pensioner or unemployed, you need to be there and get others to come.

With a week to go, there needs to be a drive to make the conference as broad and representative as possible.


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What We Think
Tue 19 Jan 2010, 18:59 GMT
Issue No. 2185
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