[Marxism] Head of Britain's biggest union has urged a campaign of strikes and civil disobedience

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 20:06:39 MDT 2011


Sorry about the duplication.


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> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14870772
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> Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary, tells Andrew Marr that action will
> be "direct" and "widespread".
>
> The head of Britain's biggest union has urged a campaign of strikes and
> civil disobedience to fight government cuts.
>
> Speaking on the eve of the TUC congress, Unite leader Len McCluskey said no
> form of protest should be ruled out including "direct action".
>
> He urged a "campaign of resistance so that the government will take stock
> and perhaps take a step back" from their "attack" on workers' jobs and
> pensions.
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> "I don't think we can rule anything out," he told the Andrew Marr Show.
>
> The three-day TUC conference, which gets under way in London on Monday, is
> set to be the most highly-charged in recent years.
>
> TUC general secretary Brendan Barber, who will address delegates on Monday,
> has already warned that Britain faced widespread strikes this autumn unless
> ministers changed direction on plans to raise public sector workers'
> contributions to their pensions.
>
> 'Direct action'
>
> Mr McCluskey said the 1.5 million public sector workers in his union were in
> a "very angry mood" at what he called the coalition government's
> "ideological" assault on their jobs and pensions.




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