TUSC Challenge Swansea Council Elections

3rd April 2012

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is to stand candidates in Swansea for the Council elections on May 3rd on a platform of opposing all cuts, no matter which party is carrying them through. Our candidates are committed to providing a genuine trade unionist and socialist voice in these elections as the only party that demands our politicians refuse to implement all cuts.

Our candidates include trade unionists that have fought the same battles against both the current Tory/Liberal Democrat and the previous Labour government.

TUSC candidate for Sketty Ward, Ronnie Job, a UNISON shop steward and secretary of Swansea Trades Council said:

“As a UNISON member with a local government pension, I’ve taken strike action twice to defend my pension; once under the present Tory government and once under the previous Labour one. I honestly can’t say that it felt any different. We need a political voice that will genuinely represent trade unionists fighting to protect services, jobs and terms and conditions.”

TUSC candidate for Gowerton, Les Woodward, who is the convenor of the Remploy Trade Union Consortium, says that Remploy trade unionists have no choice but to fight:

“With jobs in jeopardy, benefits being cut, and no possibility of employment, Remploy workers have no alternative but to fight as hard as they can to protect their jobs and their factories and it is a fight that we will be taking straight to the Government. Remploy factories are not for sale or closure.”

For more information, continue reading on the Swansea TUSC website: Swansea TUSC electoral challenge

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