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Posted on 14 November 2012 at 22:14 GMT

Coventry solidarity protest with action across Europe

Around 50 people attended a protest organised at short notice by Coventry trade unions in solidarity with workers taking action across Europe.

Earlier in the day a walkout took place at the Tax Office involving members of the PCS.

The rally was initiated by Coventry District Unison, and saw members from the following unions take part: Unison, Unite, CWU, UCU, PCS, NUT, TSSA, NUS, Coventry TUC and the pensioners' group BPTUAA.

For the full report, see:

coventrysocialists.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.

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  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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