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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 October 2010

YFJ and PCS unite against cuts in Leeds

On 2 October, 30 trade unionists and anti-cuts activists gathered outside Leeds Art Gallery to highlight how the cuts of both the Con-Dem coalition government and local Labour councils (in Leeds and Kirklees in particular) are affecting young people.

Iain Dalton, Yorkshire YFJ

The rally was jointly organised by Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) and the PCS (civil servants' union) Yorkshire and Humber Young Members Network (YMN). Speakers included the local YMN coordinator Matt Meehan and Leeds Metropolitan University Unison young members officer Holly Prosho.

Springboard for solidarity

I ended the rally by highlighting that although small, it had brought together the young members' officers of six branches across three unions as well as other young trade unionists.

This could be the springboard for supporting each other in the many upcoming struggles against the savage cuts.

Matt and I were interviewed on several radio stations in the run-up to the rally and Look North (local BBC news) covered the protest.

YFJ and the PCS YMN are also jointly hosting a gig on 9 October at 8pm at the Packhorse Pub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds to raise funds for the Trade Union Rights Campaign-Pakistan appeal to help victims of the floods in Pakistan.

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In The Socialist 6 October 2010:


Defend Child Benefits

Tories turn clock back


Socialist Students

Students must fight back

Campaigning Socialist Students win support

YFJ and PCS unite against cuts in Leeds


Socialist Party editorial

National Shop Stewards Network and the struggle against Con-Dem attacks

National conference called against cuts in jobs and services


Anti-cuts campaign

No excuses for not fighting cuts

Thousands tell Tories: 'No cuts'

Paying below the minimum

Bristol MPs fail to answer young workers' anger at PCS debate

Meetings and protests against the cuts

Labour councillor's contempt for care centre users

Save Buttercups nursery

Protests on October 23 to fight the government's spending review axe

News in brief


Socialist Party workplace news

Solid strike by Tube workers

Time to strengthen RMT's fighting leadership

Support TSG strike


Health and Safety

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Europe: fighting the cuts

Spain: workers demonstrate their strength

Ireland: a socialist alternative to the crisis

Portuguese workers win the promise of a general strike

Internationalism against austerity: 100,000 demonstrate in Belgium


Socialism 2010

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Socialism 2010 - a weekend of discussion and debate


International socialist analysis

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Socialist Party review

Made in Dagenham


Anti-racism

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Leicester: action needed against EDL

Campaign defeats BNP in Stroud


 

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