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A thousand sign up for Unite the Resistance on 19 November

Issue No. 2278

More than a thousand trade union activists have signed up for the Unite the Resistance convention to be held in London this Saturday.

The convention aims to bring together workers and anti-cuts campaigners to strengthen the 30 November strike day and the ongoing struggles against austerity.

Several international speakers will appear at the conference. These include Jennifer Roesch, an Occupy Wall Street activist who was detained when the camp was cleared on Tuesday, and Egyptian trade unionist Mohammed Shafiq.

The conference agenda alternates between speakers from the platform and the floor to ensure that voices from across the whole movement are heard.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their trade union and campaign banners.

There will also be a Unite the Resistance bulletin available at the conference putting forward an alternative to the cuts.

The mood for united union action against cuts is deepening. Activists in Sheffield hosted a Unite the Resistance public rally on Thursday of last week called by trade unionists in the South Yorkshire region.

More than 300 attended the rally and cheered calls for 30 November to be “the start, not the end” of the fight against the Tories.

Speakers included PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka and FBU general secretary Matt Wrack. Serwotka argued for more mass strikes to defeat the cuts agenda.

London convention tickets are still available. £5 waged/£2 unwaged. Entry prices will be double on the door. Go to

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