Socialist Worker

Conference can be launchpad for fightback

Issue No. 2198

The Right to Work emergency conference after the election on 22 May looks set to be a key date for the movement.

Green Party deputy leader Adrian Ramsay and left wing Labour MP John McDonnell are the latest speakers to confirm.

They join a line-up including PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka, NUJ president Pete Murray, Dot Gibson of the National Pensioners Convention, and Greek and Portuguese campaigners.

The conference will include workshops on organising a campaign against cuts and closures, organising part time and agency workers, resisting education cuts, tackling racism and how strikes can win.

It can be a launchpad for protests in every town and city to meet any “emergency” cuts budget the next government reveals—and bring people together to support striking workers.

The latest affiliations to Right to Work include Waltham Forest, Brent and Dundee trades councils, as well as a PCS branch and two UCU branches.

Both the further education and higher education committees of the UCU union have also backed it.

Don’t wait until after the election to sign up for the conference—we know what’s coming our way whoever wins.

You can sign up at » www.righttowork.org.uk


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