Socialist Worker

Construction fight in Manchester too

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2272

Up to 80 electricians and supporters met in Manchester last Saturday. They elected a regional rank‑and-file committee .

An electrician said, “If trade unionists had respected all these silly laws in the past, there wouldn’t be a trade union movement.”

Another added “I’ve always believed in direct action. It’s the only thing these bastards understand.”

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