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Right to Work: We must unite to save jobs

Issue No. 2200

Whichever party leader squeezes into Downing Street, they will attack workers’ living standards.

But the uncertainty for the establishment parties gives workers an opportunity to press their own demands.

The magnificent strike by lecturers against education cuts on Wednesday, the student occupation of Middlesex University and the rumoured plans to strike for 20 days at British Airways are examples of resistance that everyone should rally behind.

Cabin crew at British Airways (BA) have voted by 81 percent to reject the latest offer from BA management.

They want to keep on fighting to save their jobs, conditions and union.

If they call more strikes it will be a critical battle that every trade unionist must get behind.

The Right to Work group’s emergency conference in London on Saturday 22 May will bring together key groups of activists to discuss stoking resistance to the attacks we all face.


It will help forge networks that can strengthen us for the battles to come.

Left wing Labour MPs John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn, who were both re-elected, will be speaking at the conference.

Other speakers include the vice-president of the NUJ journalists’ union Pete Murray, Greek striker Tiana Andreou and deputy leader of the Green Party Adrian Ramsay.

Trade union branches and activists are signing up to support and attend it.

Make sure you’re there too.

Right to Work emergency conference, Saturday 22 May, 11am to 5pm, Friends Meeting House, London. To sign up go to »

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