Cheltenham Against Cuts is supporting the TUC Day of Action for Pensions Justice, on Wednesday, 30th November.
As a country we can afford good pensions for ALL workers, and the appalling cuts to the pensions of private sector workers in recent years in no way justifies cuts to the pensions of public sector workers. The desperate attempt to drive a wedge between private & public sector workers by the government and the mainstream media is a classic divide & rule tactic. The trade union movement seeks to defend the interests of ALL workers, solidarity being the core principle of workers` struggle.
The Day of Action is supported by an unprecedented number of Trade Unions including:
AEP, ASPECT, AHDS, ATL, CSP, EIS, FDA, GMB, NAHT, NAPO, NIPSA, NUT, PCS, Prospect, RMT (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), SCP, SIPTU, SoR, TSSA, UCAC, UCATT, UCU, Unison and Unite.
As well as the opportunity to join picket lines, there will be a march and rally meeting at Shire Hall Gloucester at 1.00pm marching to Gloucester Park for a rally at 2.00pm. Speakers will include Paul Kenny General Secretary of the GMB Britain’s third largest Trade Union and Nina Franklin the NUT National President.
After the rally, the Gloucester Irish Club will be open with entertainment (address: Gloucester and District Irish Society, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3QA, approx. 100 yards past Gloucester Royal Hospital). All welcome.
Further information on the case for Pensions Justice, including a debunking of the mainstream myths, is available on the website http://pensionsjustice.org.uk/