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Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Bulletin No.36

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Do tanker drivers earn £45,000 as the Government says? No, the claim is rubbish. See Channel Four Fact Checker http://bit.ly/HFCYYS

Bosses earn over £300,000 - workers earn as little as £12,500. That's why Lancashire pension staff are balloting for a strike over pay - http://tinyurl.com/d7lnhvq

TUSC News and Events

Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the POA wholeheartedly supports TUSC

Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA speaking in a personal capacity on Friday 30 March said, " I support the Trade Union and Socialist Candidates in the forthcoming GLA elections. TUSC gives workers in London a viable political option to fight the cuts, redundancies and privatisation in the capital. I would urge all workers in London to put
their cross next to the TUSC list on 3rd May"

Not got an election in your area? Then make a donation to support those who have:http://bit.ly/FPYcNC

Liverpool TUSC mayoral and council election campaign meeting Wednesday 4th April 7.15pm The Liverpool pub (upstairs), James Street, Liverpool http://bit.ly/HxaU9T

Camden launch rally for the London TUSC GLA election campaign Thursday 5th April 7.30pm Exmouth Public House, Starcross Street, London NW1 Invited speakers: Alex Gordon, President of RMT union; John Reid, RMT London Transport regional council secretary; Ben Sprung, secretary London region FBU (personal capacity) http://bit.ly/H9aW3P

You can find the full list of the many TUSC London borough campaign meetings here: http://bit.ly/Hc8kV3

Recent TUSC press releases

Galloway victory shows potential for another upset says London Assembly candidate: 30 March 2012 http://bit.ly/H6Vbcw

“With TUSC there’ll be no running away from supporting strikers” Alex Gordon announced at the TUSC London launch rally. http://bit.ly/HIcK6U TUSC candidates and supporters showed what this means on the March 28 London teachers’ and lecturers’ strike. Strikers included TUSC candidate Martin Powell-Davies, who represents Inner London on the National Union of Teachers executive, and Jenny Sutton, who has recently been elected to the executive of the University and College Lecturers Union.

Tony Mulhearn’s bid for city mayor will shake up Liverpool politics: Liverpool Echo, 29 March 2012 http://bit.ly/H3LLjn

From the Unions

RMT demands assurances on existing agreements to allow further talks on tube Olympics reward http://bit.ly/Hrk9D8

UNISON demands pay increase in higher education http://bit.ly/H6QrCN

Traffic wardens take strike action against NSL http://bit.ly/GRqc9u

FBU insists the Government makes urgent public safety announcement on petrol in the home http://bit.ly/HyLbrA

PCS members in Merseyside walkout over the transfer of about 100 admin staff from local jobcentres to centralised call centres. http://bit.ly/HdXQAm

RMT demands action over public fears of violence on London Transport http://bit.ly/H2GjNI

German Strikers shut down airports - part of public service union Verdi's ongoing campaign for better pay and conditions. http://bit.ly/H89Pz3

UK workers back Spanish strikers http://bit.ly/H7tBR4

RMTv: 'Nationalisation Not Privatisation' Brussels March 28, 2012 See video here: http://bit.ly/HIefSr Protesting EU Transport Privatisation White Paper

Petrol Tanker Drivers:There is a reason for proper health and safety in the petrol tanker industry: Petrol tanker explodes at service station http://shar.es/pMPdp

Infoburst

Irish united left challenges Labour:

“This conference will provide a space for political activists, former Labour members and supporters, trade unionists, working people, campaigners and all those affected by unemployment and austerity to gather together to build a new movement for ordinary people.” http://bit.ly/H6NKTy

School children go hungry as food portions get smaller

According to parents and teachers school meal portions are decreasing in size while the prices increase. Teachers have warned that ‘children are going hungry’ and as a result their ability to learn is affected. It's in the Daily Mail again... http://bit.ly/HE8iCF

University teaching budgets slashed and student places down as government cuts start to bite http://bit.ly/Hqqr8G

Workers' Memorial Day and TUC Day of Action to defend health and safety - 28 April 2012
In 2012 the TUC is calling on health and safety representatives, trades councils and safety campaigners to make 28th April a day of action to defend health and safety from the attacks on regulation, enforcement, cuts and refusal to tackle the massive toll that health and safety breaches take on workers.
http://bit.ly/weXKFI

Events

RMT Demonstration ‘Say no to McNulty’ Preston Crown Court - 9.30am - Wednesday 4th April http://bit.ly/H55fXT

Coalition of Resistance ‘Report from delegation to Greece’

Wednesday April 4 18:30 Unite HQ 128 Theobalds Rd, London, WC1X 8TN http://bit.ly/HCoruI

Protest at Circle Health Thursday 5 April 2012, 12:00pm

Circle Healthcare, Head Office, 32 Wellbeck Street,, London W1G 8EU W1G 8BU. Circle Healthcare is one of the private profit companies making a killing out of the NHS

http://bit.ly/GOSFKV

Climate change—can we save the planet? Saturday 7 April, 1.30pm

Colliton Club, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ Organised by Dorset Socialists http://bit.ly/e5NOCr

Roma Nation Day Demonstration Sunday April 8, 12pm: Hyde Park Corner, London

International solidarity to defend the Romani communities. Organised by Traveller Solidarity Network http://bit.ly/H3dn7l

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