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Support the 30th June Pensions Strike | Come to CoR Conference
Hundreds of thousands set to strike and protest against pensions austerity
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1. Support the Pension Strike: 30 June
2. Organise street stalls: 25 June
3. Register for the national conference: 9 July
4. Order broadsheets and placards
5. Volunteer to help
Support the pensions strike: 30 June
Civil servants and teachers have responded to the Con-Dem attack on their
pensions with strong votes for strike action on 30 June. They will be joined
by college and university lecturers.
The strike, involving around 800,000 workers, is likely to be the opening
shot of a rolling campaign. Other unions, like Unison, with 1.4 million
members, say they will join the struggle to defend public-sector pensions in
The Con-Dems want to divide us on this issue. They are saying that
public-sector workers should not have better pensions than private-sector
ones. They are making concessions to the lowest paid public-sector workers
at the expense of the slightly better paid.
The real division in Britain is between the millionaires and the rest. We
should reject Con-Dem divide and rule. A defeat for one group would weaken
us all. A victory on pensions would give everyone the confidence to fight on
other issues. Defending public-sector pensions means rejecting a ‘race to
the bottom’ and demanding decent pensions for all.
Every anti-cuts activist should support the pensions strike on 30 June. On
the day, strikers, students, and anti-cuts activists should come together on
picket-lines and at local rallies. In the run-up, there should be street
stalls and planning meetings to maximise the impact of the action.
Organise street stalls: June 25
We are calling on all local anti-cuts groups to organise street stalls on
Saturday 25 June. The aim should be to build support for the pensions
strike, encouraging people to attend public meetings, picket-lines, rallies,
and marches on the day, and to sign up for the CoR National Conference.
Campaign materials are available. See below.
Register for the national conference: 9 July
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The Coalition of Resistance National Members and Delegates
Conference takes place on Saturday 9 July, 10am-5pm, at the University of
London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E (nearest station: Euston).
Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary, Wendy Savage,
Co-chair, Keep Our NHS Public, John McDonnell MP, Clare Solomon, ULU
President, Zita Holbourne, BARAC Joint Chair, Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman,
and Lindsey German, Stop the War.
The conference will debate resolutions, re-elect the National Council, and
involve workshop-based discussions on economics, the NHS, education,
disability care, work and the unions, and international solidarity.
All CoR supporters should register for the conference and encourage union
branches, student unions, anti-cuts groups, and campaign groups to send
representatives. We need a big, representative conference to debate the way
forward after 30 June.
Individual member £5 waged/£3 unwaged
Organisation (up to 3 delegates) £15
Observer £10 waged/£5 unwaged
Combined CoR membership and registration £18 waged/£7 unwaged
NOTE: voting delegates must be members of CoR
Register by Post
Send name, organisation (if applicable), email, postal address, and cheque
CoR Membership, c/o Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX.
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Order broadsheets and placards
For meetings, street stalls, and local protests, you can order the
Copies of the new CoR Broadsheet 2 (June 2011)
CoR placards (lollipops with CoR logo on one side, NO CUTS slogan on the
CoR recruitment leaflets
CoR conference registration postcards
Send requests for campaign material, stating quantities and postal address,
Volunteer to Help
Every Wednesday and Friday, between 10am and 6pm, we are asking volunteers
to come into our office to help build and prepare for the CoR National
Conference. The office is at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London
N1. If you can help, phone Sam on 07872 481769.
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