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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 June 2011
Hands off our pensions!
Paul Couchman, Save Our Services in Surrey
The leafy lanes of Surrey will reverberate to the chant "hands off our pensions" on 30 June.
A meeting of Save Our Services in Surrey (SOSiS) attended by reps from NUT, UCU, PCS and Unison, as well as student reps from Royal Holloway university, agreed to organise a demonstration on the afternoon of the strike, assembling at Camberley railway station at 1pm and marching to the offices of Michael Gove MP and minister for education.
There will be pickets at many schools, tax offices and colleges and we are coordinating support for these with a small fleet of cars armed with flyers and papers.
A Hands Off Our Pensions in Surrey (HOOPS) committee was elected to build for and organise on the 30th and beyond. Unison members on the committee look forward to joining the strike action in the autumn to drive the final nail in the coffin of these savage pension attacks.
Apologies and messages of support were received at the meeting from GMB, FBU and POA reps who also want to be part of the action. The NUT thanked SOSiS for pulling the meeting together and coordinating action.
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In The Socialist 15 June 2011:
Fighting the cuts
Strike 30 June
Workers turn up the heat in Southampton
Customs & Revenue staff strike against attendance management policy
No cuts to English language classes!
Hands off our pensions!
Carmarthenshire council day club closure lobby
NHS news & campaigning
Tories make token changes - save the NHS
Con-Dem health plans ignore patients and staff
NHS "listening events" - Flip chart 'democracy'
National Shop Stewards Network
NSSN conference - serious and inspiring preparation for battles to come
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fighting anti-cuts meeting in Scotland hears socialist alternative
Child poverty increasing under the Con-Dems
Say no to government's slave labour programme
Winterbourne View - fight privatisation, end abuses
London 'Slutwalk' protest: Fight sexism, discrimination and cuts
News in brief
Dewsbury rejects racist EDL
To hell with for-profit education
Socialist Party feature
The growing housing scandal
Socialist Party workplace news
Tube drivers prepare to strike
Sheffield university strikers more determined
Unison conference - No to pension attacks
Unison NEC elections - left retakes lost ground
International socialist news and analysis
Austerity and anger in Greece
The Socialist 15 June 2011 |
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