Socialist Worker

New welfare defence group set up

by Dave Owens, PCS DWP group executive committee (pc)
Issue No. 2478

Around 250 delegates from the Unite and PCS unions, Unemployed Centres, Occupy, Dpac, Black Triangle and others met in Birmingham last Saturday.

Unite and the PCS hosted the meeting. It launched a united campaign to defend the social security system against Tory attempts to dismantle it.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said to loud applause, “Now is not the time for moderation.

“Now is the time for militant activism.”

The meeting discussed co-ordinated protests on 25 November to coincide with George Osborne’s budget statement.

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