Tuesday 2 August 2011

Glasgow meeting – weekend to unite the fights

Scotland  Right to Work Mobilising Meeting on Monday 8 August,  7.30pm in the STUC offices, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow.

 

  A WEEKEND  TO UNITE THE FIGHTS

 

  • Help build the Mass Protest at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 2 Oct.

 

 


 

This meeting has been called by the Right to Work Campaign to help build for two important events in October- the STUC all Scotland March and Rally on Saturday October 1 in Glasgow and the Mass protest at the Tory Party Conference the following day, Sunday 2 October, in Manchester. The mobilising meeting will be chaired by NUJ member Pete Murray and briefly introduced by PCS member Derek Thomson with lots of time for discussion and contributions.

 

The TUC March for the Alternative on 26 March saw over 500,000 on the streets of London in the biggest trade union demonstration Britain has seen. It expressed the anger felt towards the Con-Dem government and the determination to stop them.

 

On June 30th 750,000 members of the PCS, UCU, NUT and ATL unions struck together against attacks on public sector pensions and they were joined by council workers in Southampton, Birmingham and Doncaster striking against the cuts. Now there are growing calls for united strike action that could see 4 million public sector workers striking together in the Autumn.

 

With Cameron on the ropes over his relationship to Murdoch, the STUC Demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 1st October and the March on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 2nd October can galvanise the growing resistance and widen the struggle. The bigger the demonstrations, the greater the pressure on the government.

 

The STUC are to be congratulated for calling the demonstration on October 1 and wide sections of the labour movement – including major trade unions, Manchester TUC and many trade union bodies and anti-cuts campaigns are now backing the protest in Manchester on Sunday 2 October. It is important that we go flat out to build both events.

 

Last October over 7,000 joined the Right to Work Campaign’s demonstration at the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham and over 20,000 joined the STUC march through Edinburgh. These events helped lift the movement. This October both the events can be much bigger.

 

 

We appeal to all trade union bodies, anti-cuts campaigns, community, pensioner, student, disability rights and unemployed groups to help in whatever way they can.

 

 

  • Come along and contribute to the mobilising meeting at the STUC Offices in Glasgow on Monday 8 August.

 

 

  • Publicise and build the STUC demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 1 October.

 

  • Support and sponsor the protest at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 2 October and encourage members to attend with your union banner.

 

  • Order and distribute flyers/publicity for both events.

 

  • Invite a speaker from the Right to Work Campaign along to your next meeting.

 

  • Arrange transport or book places on the buses arranged from Scotland to Manchester. For details of transport go to www.righttowork.org.uk

 

  • Make a donation towards costs. Cheques payable to The Right to Work Campaign.

 

If you/your organisation can help in any way please complete and return the tear-off slip to the address below. You can Email davesherry@btinternet.com or call 07939 372493 if you want more information

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Dave Sherry

On behalf of the Right to Work Campaign Scottish Steering Committee

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Please complete this tear of slip & send it to the address below

 

Name of organisation……………………………………………Contact Person……………………………………

 

Corresponding Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Email……………………………………  Telephone………………………………….

 

* Our organisation would like to support the protest in Manchester on Sunday 2nd October and send …… number delegates to it.

 

* I/We would like to book…… number seats on the return buses from Glasgow at £25 per seat.

 

* I/We will make our own travel arrangements to Manchester ……… (tick if appropriate)

 

* We would like to affiliate to the Right to Work Campaign……   (Yes/No)

 

* Our organisation will make donation of £….. towards the cost of organising transport

 

* We will invite a Right to Work Campaign speaker to address our next meeting …….. (Yes/No)

 

Please make cheques payable to The Right to Work Campaign and return completed slips to Dave Sherry, Secretary UNITE Sc151 Branch, C/O UNITE Regional Office, John Smith House, 145-165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ

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  1. mrs janet mclean said:

    Iam a 66year old pensioner and would like to be involved in some way. I am concerned for the youth of today,also for pensioners cuts.this Tory goverment has a lot to answer for to me it reminds me of Maggie Thatchers time in goverment when she brought Glasgows work force to a standstill,and deprived the kids of school milk,how can these people sleep at night? I am also an ex HNS nurse and now a regular user of the service and find it terrible the way it has gone downhill in such a very short time and how they expect nurses to do the job they were trained for when they have the worry of losing jobs and cuts in pay,Ihear that a great number of nurses have left already and I cant say I blame them.if Ican help please let me know
    Yours Sincerely
    Janet McLean

    12 September 2011 at 1:33pm

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