Swansea Meeting: Fight cuts, back strikes, build TUSC!
25th May 2014
Many workers are currently voting or have voted for strike action to resist the attacks on their pay, pensions and working conditions. These teachers, firefighters, health and local government workers, civil servants, transport workers and others whilst fighting attacks on the industrial front also need a political anti-cuts pro-working class voice.
Workers cannot expect any support from Labour when they struggle. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), which the Socialist Party is a part of, stood 560 candidates in local elections in England last week. In local government councillors can use their position to build the resistance to austerity. But only a handful have voted no to cuts. The Tories and Lib Dems, but also Labour, Green and Ukip councillors, choose to vote through attacks on working class people.
Thursday saw the re-election of TUSC's Keith Morrell in Southampton, expelled from Labour for fighting cuts, now given a vote of confidence in his socialist anti-cuts stance. Last week also saw tens of thousands of people vote for an alternative across London, Sheffield, Coventry, Sunderland and elsewhere laying down important foundations to achieve what has been achieved by socialists in the USA, the election of a councillor in Seattle, and Ireland which witnessed the another socialist elected to parliament this weekend.
Elections in Wales, starting with the general election next year, come thick and fast in the next few years. How do we at those elections and in between build a true working class force and an alternative to austerity?
Come along and discuss. All welcome!
Hosted by the Swansea, Llanelli & West Wales Socialist Parties.
Thursday 29th May at 7:30pm (Facebook Event)
Dyfatty Community Centre, Swansea, SA1 1NB.