What Next after the July 10 Strike? #J10
8th July 2014
Swansea strike rally 12pm in Castle Square.
The coordinated action over local government pay on 10 July will bring up to 1.5 million workers out on strike from across public sector unions. The 1% 'offer', following a three year earnings freeze, is a pay cut not a pay award. Typical local government full-time hourly earnings are the same now as in the early 1990s. Meanwhile living costs soar through the roof meaning a nearly 20% fall in real wages for working people.
But this strike and the mood that has led to the coordinated action is also about a whole lot more. We are battling a wholesale jobs massacre as local government is dismantled, jobs are slashed and public services sold off to private profiteers. If our jobs have so far escaped the axe, we face increased workloads and pressure, and increasingly brutal disciplinary and sickness procedures in stealth job cutting by managers.
What Next after the July 10 Strike?
Swansea Socialist Party Branch Meeting
19:30 Thursday 10th 2014 @ Dyfatty Community Centre, SA1 1NB