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Workers call for unity and escalation in pensions fight

Issue No. 2286

The following are key points from the statement passed at the Unite the Resistance meeting

  • This meeting pledges Unite the Resistance to lend its maximum feasible support to activists in the education unions, principally the NUT and UCU, to win the call for further strike action during this half term (before Friday 10 February) as the start of a campaign of strikes that escalates prior to 1 April, when imposed contribution increases would currently kick in.
  • Likewise, Unite the Resistance will work with those in the PCS, Unite and other “rejectionist” unions to translate votes against the “heads of agreement” into effective opposition through further strike action.
  • Meanwhile, particularly in Unison and the GMB, the meeting offers full support to those activists seeking to reverse the rubber stamping of the “heads of agreement” through the convening of special conferences and membership-wide ballots, while also pushing for members of those unions to honour the picket lines mounted by workers taking further action over the coming weeks.

Further Unite the Resistance meetings have been announced to discuss rejecting the deal and calling more action.

These include Bristol on Monday 6 February, 7pm, Glasgow on Thursday 9 February, 7pm, London on Saturday 18 February, 11am to 4.30pm and Manchester on 29 February, 7pm.

See for venues and further details

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