A special print edition of Labour Outlook featuring articles from Mark Serwotka, PCS; Sarah Wooley, BFAWU; Holly Turner, NHS Workers Say No!; and Jess Barnard, members' representative on Labour's NEC.
"It is this spirit of resistance rather than pursuing the Government through the courts that may ensure that workers & unions say enough is enough not just to the cost-of-living crisis but to the anti-union laws as well."
"For the rail firms, it is like negotiating with a brick wall – and Grant Shapps is the mason who built it. To the public, this brick wall is invisible. And Grant Shapps would prefer that nobody knows it exists."
"The response of the government to the unfolding catastrophe is pure class war."
"The scale of the cost of living crisis demands a radical response – a renewed & reinvigorated support for socialist solutions, not a retreat from them."
“We need action from ministers now. They should cancel the increase to the energy price cap. And they must do far more to get pay rising – starting with boosting the minimum wage this autumn and giving public sector workers a decent pay rise.”
“There’s no doubt that we were as solid as we could have been in the first industrial action – & I have no doubt that will be repeated on August 30th & 31st."
“Our members worked through the pandemic, putting themselves & their families at risk to keep London running. Now they are being told they must pay for Covid with cuts to their pay & pensions & threats to their jobs."
The following months will be decisive for our movement as we build a campaign against a backdrop of an unprecedented crisis for our members. The consequences if we don’t get this right will be disastrous. Now more than ever, we need to come together, fight and win. Mark Serwotka By Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, PCS…
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