OVER 100 people attended a public meeting on Monday of this week commemorating the Holocaust. The meeting was jointly organised by the Sefton Unison union branch on Merseyside and the Holocause Memorial Project. Two Holocaust survivors addressed the meeting about their experiences.
A number of people who had been mobilising for the meeting joined the 25 people leafleting in Southport last Saturday against a BNP election candidate.
PARENTS IN Liverpool have begun campaigning to save a nursery which the Liberal Democrat council wants to close. Some 30 parents attended a meeting on Monday of last week to save Abercrombie nursery in Toxteth.
Labour councillors and Louise Ellman MP have been desperate to pledge their support for the campaign. One parent, Katherine, told Socialist Worker, 'Blair talked about education, education, education. We're going to make him stand by his words.'
SOME 220 staff and students attended a hastily called meeting on Le Pen at Sussex University on Thursday of last week.
AROUND 450 workers at Jabril Circuits in Liverpool were shocked to hear last week that they face the sack. The company is a subsidiary of Marconi. The workers had been assured that they would not be affected by Marconi's recent crisis.
Some workers, members of the GMB, Amicus and TGWU unions, are raising ideas for a campaign to save their jobs. A march through town has been suggested. One worker told Socialist Worker, 'We'll do anything to save our jobs. We've written to our MPs and have had no reply. If we're going to win our jobs, it looks like we'll have to do it by ourselves.'