Assembly parties must be challenged
Over the last few years a debate has been ongoing about the relationship between the Northern Ireland Assembly and the trade unions.
The trade union leadership must wake up, smell the coffee and start to take the Assembly politicians on. This means taking them on through strike action and protests but it also means taking them on at the ballot box. After all, why should workers leave them in power to keep attacking us?
Union members: Get Organised
To make sure that strike action has the greatest possible effect union members must get organised. Union members need to get active in their unions linking with other workers in their area so that there is maximum impact on the day of the strike.
The 30 November strike on its own will not be enough. To succeed the strike must be part of a much wider campaign of industrial action, protests and publicity that should involve young people, private sector workers and the unemployed so that the vast majority of society is united in the fight against cuts and for the preservation of our health service, our education service and the welfare state.
Socialist Party says:
- Stop all cuts to jobs, pensions, pay and services
- Make the billionaires pay – collect the £123 billion in unpaid taxes by the rich
- Launch an emergency public works programme to create tens of thousands of jobs
- End the financial crisis – nationalise the banks under democratic control to provide cheap credit and invest resources to create jobs
- For international solidarity against the dictatorship of the markets – joint struggle of workers across Europe – for a socialist Europe!