Thursday, 7 April 2011

BADACA Fills the Colston Hall

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A packed BADACA Public Meeting at the Colston Hall heard Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, tear into the ConDem Government’s public spending cuts. He set out in a forceful speech why they were unecessary and what the alternative was – it’s simple – collect taxes that are dodged or simply unpaid by the rich.
The most important part of his speech was how to fight the cuts: co-ordinated industrial action by the public sector unions, starting with what would amount to a general strike over the attack on pensions.
Also speaking was Mike levine, promoting BADACA’s recently published pamphlet on the threat to the NHS, and there were many contributions from the floor of the meeting.
The hall was full. Admittedly it was Hall 2 rather than the main concert hall but that means 250 people were there. We now need to move forward with a serious campaign of resistance in workplaces and communities as the impact of cuts starts to bite.

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