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March for a fightback

Issue No. 2371

When workers fight back against the Tories and the bosses, they can win. 

Hovis workers in Wigan have struck against zero hours contracts. Last week a seven-day strike forced bosses to retreat and casual workers won full time permanent contracts. 

Some 170 post workers at a Peterborough sorting office took part in a four-day wildcat walkout in July over the suspension of a delivery rep.

Their refusal to return to work forced bosses to reinstate the suspended rep. 

Workers have the power to fight the government’s plans. When workers strike they also offer an alternative. 

This autumn Britain’s two biggest teaching unions, NUT and NASUWT, are set to hold regional and national strikes. The postal workers’ CWU union is balloting its members in Royal Mail and Parcelforce to strike nationally over privatisation. 

And the Fire Brigades Union  looks set to strike in England and Wales against Tory attacks on workers’ pensions. 

If we are going to beat the Tories we will need resistance right across the whole working class. Mass strikes involving hundreds of thousands of workers can hit them hard and get rid of them.

All these fights can be brought together for the mass demonstration at the Torty party conference in Manchester Sunday. 

Everyone needs to get there.

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What We Think
Tue 17 Sep 2013, 16:06 BST
Issue No. 2371
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