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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 November 2011

London trade unionists support electoral opposition to cuts

Trade unionists are supporting the call for anti-cuts election candidates in the 2012 London assembly elections.

"We, the undersigned, support the call for trade unionist and socialist candidates to stand in the Greater London Assembly elections in 2012, committed to opposing all cuts, privatisation and PFI"

New signatories, all in a personal capacity, include:

Ellie Evans Unison; Stephan Kimmerle ver.di; Danny Garlaschelli Unison; Jane Ellwood Unison; Alejandro Adame-Basilio Prospect; Ben Robinson Unite; Susan Wills UCU; Steve Poole RMT; Martin Reynolds Unite

To add your name to the statement go to www.tusc.org.uk or email jpjreidie@yahoo.co.uk

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
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