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N30 strikes


After the 30 November strikes - how do we beat the Tories’ assault?

01 December 2011
Karen Reissmann, Unison national executive committee (pc)

United strike sees big pickets shut down council services

01 December 2011
Striking workers in the Unison, Unite and GMB unions made sure council services from refuse depots to libraries were shut for the day.

George Osborne: more misery to come

01 December 2011
George Osborne spat into the face of the working class last Tuesday.

Health workers: this is a fight to save the NHS

01 December 2011
Over 400,000 health workers took part in the strike—many of them for the first time.

Millions go to war on the Tories

01 December 2011
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.

PCS build solid, determined pickets

01 December 2011
Civil service workers’ union PCS was at the heart of making sure 30 November became a reality.

N30 strike photos 6

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N30 strike photos 4: marches

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N30 strikes: picket line, march and rally reports from across the country

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All out to win!

28 November 2011
Wednesday 30 November is a day socialist and trade union militants have longed for. After decades in the wilderness, N30 signals the return of mass working class resistance in Britain.

Which unions are going on strike on Wednesday 30 November?

28 November 2011
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‘There’s an exciting mood around the strikes’

28 November 2011
If I don’t strike today and lose a day’s pay for doing so, I’ll lose a day’s pay a month every year thanks to the Tory attacks.

What about private sector workers?

28 November 2011
Tory ministers meet any complaint about their assault on public sector pensions with the line: "But it’s worse for workers in the private sector." But public sector workers’ pensions are not responsible for poor pensions in the private sector.

Tories panic as workers fight back

28 November 2011
The government is in a panic about this week’s public sector strikes. Ministers have spent the past week bleating on about the impact that the action will have.

List events and rallies on 30 November

23 November 2011
Aberdeen – 11am, assemble at the St. Nicholas Graveyard, Union Street, AB11 6BH. 12 12 noon, rally at Castlegate, Castle Street, AB11 5BB. 1.30pm, social gathering at the ATUC-Social Club, 13 Adelphi, AB11 5BL. Aberystwyth – 11.30am, assemble at the top of Penglais Hill, by the entrance to the Cwrt Mawr student village, SY23 3AN, for march to 12.30pm rally at Morlan Centre, Queen’s Road, SY23 2HH. Aylesbury – 10.30am, march from Kingsbury Square, HP20 2HT, to Railway Club, Penn Road, HP21 8HN. Banbury – 11am, march from Banbury Town Hall, Bridge Street, RG1 8AG, to join Oxford Rally.</li

Mark Serwotka: Our vision for how to stop these cuts

22 November 2011
Let’s remind ourselves of the scale of the threats. There’s 1.3 million jobs to be cut in the next three years, services cut in every community across Britain, education cuts that mean working class kids won’t be able to afford further and higher education, and an abandonment of our pensioners.

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