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Revolt against the Tories

Issue No. 2221

The Tories are coming for our jobs, our pensions, our services, our schools and our hospitals.

They will tear up our lives to keep the profits flowing.

The assault has already begun. And it’s backed up with bullying and the blackmail of “pay up or you’ll get it”.

Last week 26,000 workers in Birmingham council were told to accept wage cuts of thousands of pounds or face the sack.

This week Sheffield council sent out a similar demand to 8,500 workers.

That’s 34,500 reasons to hate the Tories and their Lib Dem lackeys.

London firefighters have also been told to surrender their working conditions or lose their jobs. But there’s also resistance— and everyone can be part of it.

Everyone who wants to stop the cuts should be in Birmingham this Sunday for the protest at the Tory party conference.

Initiated by the Right to Work campaign, it is a focus for all the anger people feel against this rotten government.

It’s backed by the PCS, NUJ, UCU, CWU and Aslef unions as well as the National Union of Students.

David Cameron and his cabal are meeting to plot their offensive against working people. Let’s wreck the wreckers’ attempt to pretend that their policies are popular.

And afterwards we need to force the union leaders to organise resistance. If workers in France and Greece and Spain can hold a general strike, then let’s do it here.

United we can beat the Tories and shatter this cutters’ coalition.

March on the Tories Sunday 3 October, 12 noon, Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1AG

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Tue 28 Sep 2010, 18:03 BST
Issue No. 2221
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