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They want cuts - we need a fight, say Right to Work campaigners

Issue No. 2195

The three prospective chancellors all agreed on the need for major cuts to public spending in their live TV debate on Monday.

This shows, again, that working class people will have to resist whichever party forms the next government.

Activists initiated the Right to Work campaign to encourage and unify such resistance.

The campaign has called a post-election conference on Saturday 22 May in central London to bring people together to develop and coordinate the fightback.

The conference is already winning wide support from trade union branches and activists.

The Unite 1940 Ipswich branch and the Socialist Teachers Alliance are the latest groups to back it.

Speakers confirmed include Jeremy Corbyn MP, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka and Pete Murray, vice president of the journalists’ NUJ union.

Tiana Andreou, an executive member of the Greek civil service union, will join a member of the Portuguese Left Bloc to bring the spirit of resistance from Europe to London on the day.

Right to Work organised delegations of trade unionists to march to the Heathrow picket line last Saturday.

It also held a successful tour of meetings in a number of cities, which were addressed by a Greek striker.

And local groups are organising to support workers in struggle.

In Edinburgh, Right to Work supporters joined refuse workers at their Craigentinny depot to protest against scab labour.

They then went to Waverley station to support Scotrail guards in the RMT union on their picket line.

Right to Work also joined and supported the Cut Trident Not Jobs demonstration.

In Leeds, Right to Work activists have organised to build solidarity with striking civil service workers.

Right to Work post-election conference. Saturday 22 May, Friends Meeting House, central London. Go to to book for the conference and local activities.

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Tue 30 Mar 2010, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2195
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