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moathibby

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An important shift is taking place within the class struggle.Over 80000 Rail and BT workers are on strike.These are two important battles against the Tories and the cost of living crises.
Over 40000 Rail workers plan two further strikes next month.More could be coming.Around 115000 Royal Mail workers have delivered a massive votes for strikes after bosses tried to push through a below inflation pay deal.
The Tory imposition of pay cuts to Health,Local Government and School workers could see unions move towards strikes in the autumn.
Fire fighters are rejecting below inflation offers.The new mood in the working class ould help build big votes for strikes and smash through the turnout thresholds in the Tory nti union laws.
We need to build solidarity moves for the Rail and BT workers.There needs to be protests and rallies on strike days.
Activists should fight to spread the action to their own workplaces and saectors.We need to keep up the pressure on union leaders. The RPI inflation rate has hit a 40 year high at 11.9%,which means leaders shouldn't accept below inflation pay increases.
Othe ballots are in the offering.We need to make our union leaders move faster on consultative ballots,weeks of talks,and then one day strikes.
Whilst balloting for strikes, unions could call for protests marchies and rallies to put pressure on the Tories and build yes votes.
There is a huge oppertunity for fightbacks against attacks from the Tories and their bosses.
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Around 50000 rail workers in the RMT ASLEF and TSSA unions are fighting over below inflation pay offers, job cuts and working conditions.
Union:RMT
Who? 40000 rail workers at Network Rail and 14 train operating companies.
When Wednesday 27th July,Wednesday 18th August and Saturday 20th August
Union Aslef
Who?6000 Aslef train drivers Union members at 8 companies
When?Saturday 30th July
Union TSSA
Who The TSSA union-represents managers and admin staff-held succesful ballots for strikes at Network Rail and 10 train operating companies.Have only called action at 1.
When?TSSA members on the Avanti West Coast line are on strike on Wednesday 27th July.
BT Group Workers
Union:CWU
Who?40000 CWU union members at BT and Openreach delivered huge votes for strikes after bosses imposed a below inflationpay increase.Workers at EE -also part of the BT group overwhelmingly backed the strike but fell 8 votes short of the turnout threshold of Tory anti union laws.
When Friday 29th July and Monday 1st August.
Legal Services
Union:Criminal Bar Association
Who?Criminal Barristers are striking as part of a push for the government to uplift rates by 25%
When-began on Monday 27th June .Escalated culminating in a five day strike last week.It resumes again on 1st August with a five day walkout.Barristers to walkout every other week.
There are plenty more; including Royal Mail and Binmen,this is just a little taster of a long hot summer for the working class.
 

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Its called a controlled collapse.

Welcome to The Great Reset!

Dr Evil(Klaus Schwab) is your new owner.


You will own nothing..and be happy.


The tinfoil hatters have been stating this for a bloody long time!
 

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Within 1 year.....toilet paper will be worth more than a dollar.

Mark my words!
 

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Good post @moathibby and all I can say it's great to see the Labour leadership and the Party so united, standing shoulder to shoulder the length and breadth of the country UK leading the line in the fightback against these tory bastards and their wealth hoovering pals. Its great to see the Labour Party so in tune with its roots.

I'm not sure how long it will be before we see a general strike. Hopefully not that long. I suspect, away from the workers strikes, there will be riots up and down the UK as well.
 
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It's actually being discussed by the Union leadership,if I'm not letting the cat out of the bag.
 

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I'm not actually a member of Counterfire but I do receive emails from them here is more useful info if I've take the adress down correctly Outlook...
 

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Truss is gonni ban strikes and the Union.
 

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Typical Counterfire.Think they've got 4 ish comrades up here.They're London centric.They did a piece on an Edinburgh bus strike a while back and the picture they put up was a Stagecoach bus.I got them told.But would the Guardian or Times do a better job on reporting strikes?Very much doubt it.
 

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Typical Counterfire.Think they've got 4 ish comrades up here.They're London centric.They did a piece on an Edinburgh bus strike a while back and the picture they put up was a Stagecoach bus.I got them told.But would the Guardian or Times do a better job on reporting strikes?Very much doubt it.
I'm not criticising you for posting but its like a lot of these things, Scotland gets a wee mention or none at all, it's just a bit disappointing.

Things like strikes are kicking off around here with multiple municipal worker types going on or threatening strike action among others. Our police going about as far as they can go legally and I'd think that is quite a biggy in the grand scheme of things.
 

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Next time I'm heading up toon and passing the stall I'll ask Colin Fox about Scot's strikes.Be intrested to hear if any SNP members have been on the picket line and if so does Sturgeon sack them?
 

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This is at Waverley yesterday.
 

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Not being very up to date regarding strike action and all the rules and regs that follow, wouldnt it be far more beneficial for the unions to call a general strike now , just to lay down a marker and show this government that people have had enough🤷🏼‍♂️. I would have thought now would be the ideal time
 

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