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International trade unionists show their support

Issue No. 2281

Nurses and other trade unionists in several US cities rallied in support of the strike in Britain.

They assembled outside the British embassy in Washington and at British consulates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.

Karen Higgins, a nurse at Boston Medical Centre, said, “Nurses see what this economy is doing to our communities in stress, dislocation and poverty.

“We are going out in support of Unison, drawing the line against cuts to retirement security and other essentials for working families.”

In Bangladesh, the National Garment Workers’ Federation (NGWF) held a rally in Dhaka in solidarity with the British strikes.

Amirul Haque Amin, president of the National Garment Workers’ Federation, said, “The federation has been fighting for the rights of garment workers in Bangladesh since 1984.

“We will stand with the public sector workers in the UK on 30 November in your fight against the attacks on your pensions and the cuts that your government have imposed.

“We know that these abuses and the programme of cuts will make thousands of you poorer as a result. As workers, we stand united against poverty wherever it is found.”

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