Leading trade unionists prepare to stand in the London elections against the policies of pay cuts for working people and tax cuts for the rich
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) (1) candidate April Ashley, from public sector union Unison’s national executive, standing in a personal capacity, said:
“Thousands of families all over the country are going to be driven into poverty by this budget, while the rich laugh all the way to the bank. Already public sector workers face a pay freeze. Now the government wants to end national pay and force public sector wages down to the level of the worst private employers."
“Workers in both the public and private sectors should get the same pay – by private sector employers being forced to pay more.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is standing in the London Assembly elections to demand decent wages and jobs with no pay freezes, and no cuts. If get elected TUSC will fight for a decent living wage for workers in London, in both public and private sectors."
April Ashley will be speaking at the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition election launch on Wednesday 21st March (2)
For more information call: Will McMahon 07968 950223
Notes to editors:
(1) The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands in opposition to public spending cuts and privatisation, calls for investment in public services, public ownership and control of the major utilities and the repeal of the anti-trade union laws. For more information see: http://www.tusc.org.uk/ . In London TUSC is standing only in the London-wide list section for the London Assembly Elections. It is not contesting for mayor or in the constituency section. See: http://www.tusc.org.uk/london_tusc.php
(2) The Public rally to launch London TUSC campaign event will take place on Wednesday 21 March 7.15pm at the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8EP. The main speakers will be Bob Crow, general secretary rail union RMT; Matt Wrack, general secretary FBU; Alex Gordon, president RMT & TUSC candidate; Ian Leahair, FBU national executive & TUSC candidate; April Ashley, Unison national executive & TUSC candidate in a personal capacity; Jackie Turner, doctor and health campaigner & TUSC candidate; Chaired by TUSC candidate Nick Wrack