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Right to Work: the resistance comes together

Issue No. 2188

Activists across Britain are forming networks to fight the cuts, stop job cuts and support local campaigns.

The initiatives follow the recent 900-strong Right to Work conference of Resistance and Solidarity.

In Glasgow and Edinburgh campaigners are set to meet this week for conference report back and planning meetings.

Sheffield held a successful report back meeting on Tuesday evening.

Ideas included a “Defend the Welfare State” public meeting in early March, in the run up to the 10 April national demonstration.

Activists also suggested a campaign to stop job losses at the Bassetts sweet factory, and stepping up support for strikes.

Right to Work campaigners have done delegation work to build solidarity for the Fujitsu strike in local workplaces.

A Fujitsu worker addressed firefighters’ FBU union reps at their meeting to discuss their own fight against 12-hour shifts.

NUJ delegate Phil Turner said, “After the conference there was a real feeling that we had taken a big step forward.

“Now we need to keep the momentum going and build local organisation.”

lRight to Work supporters in the south of England are organising a picket of the Tory party spring conference in Brighton on Sunday 28 February.

Right to Work report back meetings

  • Leeds – Tue 16 Feb, 7pm. Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, LS3 1AD
  • Manchester – Mon 15 Feb, 7pm. Methodist Central Church, Oldham St, M1 1JQ
  • Birmingham – Tue 16 Feb, 7pm. Carrs Lane Church Centre, B4 7SX
  • Liverpool – Thu 25 Feb, 7pm. Institute Room, Friends Meeting House, School Lane, L1 3BT
  • Central London – Tue 23 Feb, 6pm. Foster Court 114, UCL, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT
  • South London – Mon 15 Feb, 7pm. Upstairs, Hive Bar, 11-13 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PA

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Tue 9 Feb 2010, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2188
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