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Live coverage of the N30 strike in northern Ireland

category ireland / britain | workplace struggles | news report author Wednesday November 30, 2011 18:22author by various - Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) Report this post to the editors

WSM members & supporters in northern Ireland will be providing live coverage of the N30 Pension strikes today via our Twitter feed. The strike is part of the UK wide public sector strike against attacks on public sector pensions, attacks similar to those imposed on public sector workers in southern Ireland over the last couple of years. They are part of a Europe wide offensive against the pensions rights of workers.

In Northern Ireland the main unions involved include the Northern Ireland Public Service Association (NIPSA), Unite, UNISON, the teacher's union NASUWT, the National Union of Teachers, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Association of Head Teachers and the Irish National Teachers Organisation.  Those unions in italics also organise in the south.  The strike involves workers in  health, education, transport and the civil service, workers in local councils, the assembly, the PSNI, Human Rights Commission, the Equality Commission and the Labour Relations Agency a wide range of other non-departmental public bodies are also expected to take part.


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WSM leaflet - N30 Strike - Unite against the cuts- Solidarity is Strength

Today’s industrial action builds on the momentum from the education and healthcare strike last month and sends out the message that we mean business. Congratulations to all who have taken part and especially to those who have over the past few weeks and months built for today’s action.

Pensions & corporate tax - the reality behind the public sector pensions strike
Despite a concerted propaganda campaign waged by the mainstream media and the corrupt political class tens of thousands of public sector workers in Northern Ireland will be taking to the picket lines this Wednesday joining millions across the UK in the biggest single strike action since the 1926 general strike.

Anarchists welcome public sector strike and calls for “a mass militant campaign against all cuts and attacks on services” - press release
Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has welcomed Wednesday’s public sector strike and called for this to be “the start of a sustained campaign of opposition to the government’s attacks on workers and the unemployed.”

Millions to strike on Nov 30th against cuts in the north & Britain
Millions of public sector workers will be taking to the picket lines across the UK including tens of thousands in the North on the 30th November against the latest Government austerity measures that seek to force workers to work for longer for less. All the mainstream unions from NIPSA, Unison to GMB have successfully balloted their members, from teachers & council workers to bus drivers for the co-ordinated industrial action against the proposed new pension scheme. The scheme which will see people who day in, day out, care for our young, our frail, our elderly, our homes, streets and parks; the people who, after decades of service, be lucky to have £5,600 per year to live on when they retire.

Note the text here was taken from the WSM site in the morning, the version on the WSM site will be updated through the day, check it at the link below

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author by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.publication date Wed Nov 30, 2011 19:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good stuff... the North once again leading the way :)

author by Andrewpublication date Wed Nov 30, 2011 20:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The republic had its one day strike on more or less the same issue two years and 6 days ago back on Nov 24 ( see ) The problem being that 1 day action (in which 250,000 took part) turned out to be the end rather than the beginning of real struggle.

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