The Con-Dem Coalition plans massive cuts in pensions. Public-sector workers will be expected to pay more, wait longer, and get less. That is why civil servants, teachers, and lecturers will be striking on 30 June.
The Con-Dems and the tabloids talk about ‘gold-plated’ pensions. The only gold-plated pensions in Britain are those of the rich. The pension wealth of the top 10% is worth TEN TIMES that of the bottom 50%. And the gap is getting bigger.
The attack on public-sector pensions, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, is part of the wider cuts programme. It is an attack on us all. The Con-Dems’ talk of ‘gold-plated’ pensions is designed to divide us. We must stand together.
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.
Register for the national conference: 9 July
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 already confirmed include: Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary, Clare Solomon, ULU President, and Zita Holbourne, BARAC Joint Chair.
With resolutions, workshops, and discussion, we will plan the way forwards in the fight against austerity and privatisation. All CoR supporters should register for the conference and encourage union branches, student unions, anti-cuts groups, and campaign groups to send delegates.
Registration costs are as follows:
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
Send name, organisation (if applicable), email, postal address, and cheque to:
CoR Membership, c/o Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX.
Resolutions must be submitted by 24 June: email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Text message reports: 07779 628 863
For meetings, street stalls, and local protests, you can order the following:
Copies of the new CoR Broadsheet 2 (June 2011)
CoR placards (lollipops with CoR logo on one side, NO CUTS slogan on the other)
CoR recruitment leaflets
CoR conference registration postcards
Send requests for campaign material, stating quantities and postal address, to: firstname.lastname@example.org