Socialist Worker

Unite the Resistance

We reproduce an open letter to all workers from trade unionists building the struggle against the Tories

Issue No. 2270

Dear Friend,

We are a group of trade unionists from the NUT, PCS, UNISON, UNITE and UCU who have called a national conference to discuss the coordinated strike action set to take place in November. The details of the conference are:

Saturday 19 November, 10am-5pm,
Friends Meeting House, Euston Road
(opposite Euston Station), London NW1 2BJ

We are hoping that this conference will bring together trade union activists, anti-cuts campaigners, young people, students and pensioners in order to build the widest possible support for the strikes.

In the run up to the strikes on the 30 June many of us helped organise a 750-strong meeting at Friends Meeting House on 22 June.

We are hoping to build on the themes raised at that meeting. There will be plenaries discussing the scale of the government’s attacks on pensions, jobs, services and conditions, how we can best strengthen and coordinate that action and where we go after the November strikes.

We will also be organising 12 workshops that will give participants a chance to discuss the wider issues that surround the government’s cuts agenda.

In the run up to the conference we will be holding a meeting to discuss speakers and the themes of the workshops. This will be open to all organisations that have sponsored the conference.

If your trade union branch or organisation would like to sponsor the conference please send your details to

Yours in solidarity

Alex Kenny NUT NEC,
Dave Harvey NUT NEC,
Gavin Reid UCU NEC,
Liz Lawrence UCU NEC,
Sean Vernell UCU NEC,
Sue Bond PCS Vice President,
Zita Holbourne PCS NEC,
Andy Reid PCS NEC

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