In a week of strikes and demonstrations, trade unionists and activists are set to get together in London for the Unite the Resistance (UtR) conference this Saturday. The workshops will be a chance to debate the way forward—not just for teachers, post workers and firefighters but for everyone who wants to stop the Tories.
“We have to stand together” said Shola Ogunlade (pc) who is a social worker in Tower Hamlets in East London and a Unision union member. The march in Manchester reinvigorated me. We have to stand up and be counted.”
The government wants workers to accept there is no alternative to austerity. Shola said, “We need to be united and not let them pick on disabled people or migrants and blame them for the problems.
“I’m telling other people on my team they should come to the conference, they’re always moaning in the kitchen about all the attacks. I say if we struggle we can make a difference—look at the poll tax, look at apartheid.”