Support striking workers in Hereford – rally in High Town at 12 noon, Wednesday 30th November.
Wednesday 30th November is to see the largest strike action by British workers in decades. An estimated 3 million public sector workers including teachers, NHS workers and local council employees, will strike in opposition to the Coalition Government’s planned changes to public sector pensions, which will mean workers paying more into pension schemes and working for longer. The TUC coordinated action will include picket lines and rallies across the country, with members of over 20 unions taking part.
Students are supporting the strikes, along with anti-cuts activists, UK Uncut, anarchist groups and many others. Unsurprisingly, the government and other mainstream parties have attacked and condemned the striking workers, and the media have been very hostile towards them.
It is essential that we stand together with public sector workers, against the planned changes to pensions and against other attacks on working class people. It is only through sustained and coordinated action like this, with workers standing together and acting in solidarity with one another, that the destructive government spending cuts can be defeated. An injury to one is an injury to all – support striking workers!
Rallies in support of the strike are also happening at the following places in the region:
- Gloucester- March startes at 1pm outside Shire Hall. Rally at 2pm at Gloucester Park
- Worcester- March starts at 11.30am on Mealcheapen Street. Rally takes place between 12.30-2.30pm at St Andrews Methodist Church.
Details of events across the country can be seen on Unison’s ‘Day of action events map.’
Anarchists have set up a website to keep people updated about the activities of anarchist and radical groups on November 30th. You can view it here.