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PR 68 09 Sep 2013

POA Support Call for a General Strike

The National Shop Stewards Network organised a meeting and demonstration in protest over the Governments attacks on pay, pensions, rights and conditions and the unprecedented use and abuse of Zero Hours contracts, as the TUC prepared for its Annual Congress at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA addressed hundreds of delegates who had gathered at the NSSN event on Sunday, 8th September 2013.

Steve said, “The POA moved the motion to look at the practicalities of a general strike last year. The time has come for the TUC to organise coordinated strike action.

The POA will be supporting other unions this week as we attempt to persuade the TUC’s General Council to accept Motion 54 and fulfil its duty to provide leadership.”

Other speakers including Bob Crow General Secretary of the RMT echoed the call.

At the TUC Congress on Sunday afternoon delegates supported Motion 54 which commits the organisation to retain general strike plans in its industrial arsenal by an 8 to 1 majority. Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite led the charge declaring “Shackled unions mean a crippled society stronger unions mean a decent country for everyone to live in.”





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