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Defend the Civil Service Compensation Scheme
The decision by PCS members to take industrial action on the 8th and 9th of March and to impose a national overtime ban is a clear message that they will stick together to secure an acceptable settlement that defends their contractual rights under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
Step up the action - link up all sections of workers and youth!
Greece’s 24 February general strike was comprehensive, covering the whole of the public and private sectors of the economy. It was the second general strike in two weeks, preceded by a general strike of the public sector workers on 10 February, also characterized by massive participation and big rallies. The general strike, last Wednesday, involved around two and a half million workers and paralysed society, particularly the main cities, Athens and Salonica, where nothing moved. Transport, shipping, public services and the service sector where all effected. There were no flights in or out of the country. There was no media on 24 February or newspapers on 25 February due to strike action by journalists and other workers in the industry.
All out on 6 November – for a 24 hour General Strike!
By Stephen Boyd, Socialist Party
There can be no doubting that Ireland is a country of ‘Them and Us’. For them: NAMA’s (National Assets Management Agency – a new body set up by the government to preside over the buying up of bad debts from Ireland’s banks) €54 billion bank bailout, €216,000 expenses for ceann-comhairle (parliament speaker), John O’Donoghue. For us: pay cuts, social welfare cuts, child benefit cuts, health cuts, education cuts and new taxes. €4 billion worth of cuts this December are to hit the quality of life of every working class man, woman and child!