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9th of September: together against the cuts

A protest organized by the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) will lobby the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to call a general strike against austerity..


The cuts of the British government appear to be relentless. In the last few years the cabinet, led by David Cameron, has carried out one of the biggest reductions in the welfare state.

The prime minister continuously uses the public deficit to justify the reduction in the quality of life of millions of citizens.

Just weeks ago, it came to light that the coalition government intends to cut another ten billion pounds from public services from 2013.

Tired of the fact that the middle and working classes have to bear the brunt of the financial crisis and to curb the steady decline in the quality of life of citizens, the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) has organized a protest to lobby the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the confederation that unites more than 50 unions of England, to hold a general strike to halt the voracious advances of the cuts.

David Cameron y Nick Clegg.

The NSSN, the organization which unites the syndicate representatives of the country, describes the action as “part of the strategy to defeat the government cuts”. To accomplish this, “we will put pressure on the TUC to lead and organize a strike in both public and private sectors.”

To accomplish this, they will unite syndicates and anti-cut groups to support a national strike in the coming months and will pressure the government to end the measures of austerity.

The demonstration will take place on the 9th September between 1 and 4pm at Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TB.

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(Translated by Harriet Payne)

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