Radical Workers March as Firefighters StrikeTagged as: cuts directaction fbu generalstrike rmt solfed tuc unions workers_struggles
Almost 2000 marched in london against the government cuts and lobbied / criticised the TUC for not calling a national demonstration against the cuts for FIVE months. There were calls to more radical strike action, direct action, one day public sector strikes and a general strike.
With RMT Tube maintenance workers taking industrial action and firefighters on strike and resisting scab labour there were calls to emulate the industrial action seen in Greece, France and Spain, emphasising the need for mutual support in mass action and the necessity to involve more people than just those in trade unions, to defend each other. Read on ...
A 'Direct Action Militant Workers Bloc' joined the demonstration and handed out leaflets entitled "Strike, Occupy, Sabotage!" [text] which said that no march past parliament, no matter how big, would have any effect, and that only mass direct action, especially industrial action would be effective.
One speaker said we cannot rely on our MPs, councillors, the TUC, and often even shop stewards, we must agitate at the grassroots level ourselves.
Meanwhile protests were reported in many different towns and cities, including 25,000 marching in Edinburgh, Scotland. See also: Bristol | Cardiff | Sheffield [audio, 3] | | Cambridge  | Manchester  | Norwich | Belfast