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Issue No. 2419

TUSC plans lobby of Labour candidates

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is starting to prepare for the 2015 general election.

Local TUSC groups are encouraged to lobby Labour prospective parliamentary candidates in each parliamentary constituency. 

This is to establish their position on key issues before a decision is made to challenge them next May.

A model letter to Labour prospective candidates is available for local groups to adapt to their own constituencies. 

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March against Tory cuts in Manchester

Trade unionists and campaigners were set to march against Tory cuts in Manchester this Saturday.

The Austerity Wrecks Lives march and rally was called by the North West TUC.

It is backed by unions in the region including Unison, Unite, GMB, Ucatt, NUT, NASUWT, UCU, CWU and FBU.

Assemble 11am, Castlefield Arena, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4JR, for march around city centre, followed by rally at 12.30pm also at Castlefield Arena

Court lobbied in support of activist

Anti bedroom tax protesters lobbied outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Thursday of last week, where landlord City South was taking a leading campaigner to court.

River Axe-the-Tax, a tenant living in Hulme, has run free advice sessions for those affected by the bedroom tax.

River is affected by the bedroom tax himself, and City South is seeking to repossess his home of 15 years.

BBC workers vote for cuts walkout

NUJ union members at the BBC have voted 87 percent in favour of action short of a strike and 74 percent for action including strikes in their fight against redundancies and cuts.

The union now says it will “start a campaign of industrial action” following the ballot result.

Nazis humiliated in north west London

The Nazi South East Alliance group attempted a rally in Cricklewood, north west London, but were outnumbered by a strong anti-fascist mobilisation last Saturday.

The racists managed just 20, whereas the counter protest attracted hundreds through the day.

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Tue 2 Sep 2014, 17:23 BST
Issue No. 2419
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