Dated: 01 Dec 2011
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It was a historic day. Britain’s biggest strike since 1926 saw the working class march firmly on to centre stage of the political arena.
George Osborne spat into the face of the working class last Tuesday.
Tory toff David Cameron claimed that the strikes had failed to have a significant impact.
Nurses and other trade unionists in several US cities rallied in support of the strike in Britain.
According to the BBC, 61 percent of the general public support the strike, with 67 percent of women and 79 percent of 18 to 24 year olds.
Ed Miliband should have been on the picket lines on Wednesday with striking public sector workers. But instead he was crossing them.
The government aimed its fire at teachers in the run-up to Wednesday’s strikes.
Civil service workers’ union PCS was at the heart of making sure 30 November became a reality.
There was huge support from private sector workers during the strikes.
Over 400,000 health workers took part in the strike—many of them for the first time.
Striking workers in the Unison, Unite and GMB unions made sure council services from refuse depots to libraries were shut for the day.
In some areas, transport workers were an integral part of the strike.
On Wednesday 30 November 2011 some 50,000 strikers and their supporters marched through central London to a rally on Embankment
Greece was shut down on Thursday by its first general strike since the newly formed coalition government. It was very effective.
Karen Reissmann, Unison national executive committee (pc)
Some 50,000 strikers and supporters assembled for the London demonstration.
The 30 November strike showcased the power of the working class. Whatever the Tories might claim in public, they know that this action rocked the government like no other.
‘Unfortunately the taxpayer is not paying peanuts for the worse than monkey service he is getting. That is why today’s strike is a disgrace’Sir Bernard Ingham, former press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, unsurprisingly doesn’t support the strike