Saturday, 23 October 2010

"TUC general council has failed its first test"

A member of the body that leads Britain's trade union movement has criticised his colleagues for reacting too slowly to the massive public spending cuts that are hitting the country.
Jeremy Dear said the Trades Union Congress (TUC) general council had "failed its first test" of the anti-cuts campaign by not calling a national demonstration until next March.
Dear, who is general secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), said people losing their jobs now needed solidarity from the wider trade union movement.
He was speaking outside Downing Street - the home of the UK Prime Minister - on Wednesday October 20.
See Jeremy Dear's two minute speech
Jeremy is right - so who is going to step into the breach and organise a national demo?
The Coalition of Resistance, Right to Work, the National Shop Stewards Network, the Trade Union Co-ordinating Group?
Or a coalition of the coalitions?
If anyone picks up the baton - everyone should support them.

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