Thursday, 13 May 2010
RESISTING THE TORY ONSLAUGHT
Local Workers Speak Out
Tuesday 25th May 7.30pm
The Auditorium, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton
Caroline Lucas, MP Brighton Pavilion
Sussex UCU, currently striking against job cuts
Brighton RMT, currently re-balloting against job cuts
Sussex NUT, currently boycotting SATS tests
Nancy Platts, Labour candidate for Brighton Pavilion
BA stewards reps from Unite, currently striking against pay cuts
With the Tories now in office and promising attacks on jobs and services not seen since the 1930s, Brighton and Hove unison is hosting this public meeting.
Its aim is to bring together all those prepared to support trade unionists at the frontline of resisting the coming Tory onslaught.
* We need to prepare now to give whatever support we can to each other as our working conditions, pay, jobs, and services are attacked over the next year.
* We need to strengthen networks of support so that no group of workers is left to resist the cuts alone.
* We can also ask local political representatives, including Caroline Lucas, what they are going to do to help us.
Our last meetings were a great success with 60-70 hearing GMB reps from the bin depot, the RMT, Unite at Edwards Engineering, Sussex UCU and the FBU put their case.
As with previous meetings, there will be plenty of time to organise solidarity with existing strikers - particularly BA cabin crew.
It will also be a good opportunity to meet informally with local union activists, including the growing local trades council who are supporting this meeting.
Organised by Brighton and Hove UNISON
Supported by Brighton, Hove and District TUC and the RMT