Thursday, May 26, 2011

Save Our Services

I was sorry that I could not attend the Assembly called last Saturday by Lambeth Save Our Services, but am pleased to be able to link to this report of this important event (http://lambethsaveourservices.org/2011/05/23/lambeth-save-our-services-launches-people%E2%80%99s-assembly/).



Our welfare state faces an existential threat from a reactionary Government with greater confidence than any since the franchise was extended equally. As trade unionists we face an unprecedented challenge and desperately need the support of local communities to fight attacks on our jobs - and on the services we work to provide.



I am full of admiration for the work of comrades in my UNISON Branch who have worked to build Lambeth Save Our Services - and commend their example to comrades in other branches.



We need an industrial strategy to complement opposition to cuts in services - and that has to mean that we don't collude with the implementation of reductions in services.

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