Monday, 21 July 2008
Fantastic show of strength from striking council workers in Brighton
The mood and the turnout amongst council workers was positive throughout Brighton during the 16 and 17 July strike with over a dozen pickets across the city. 400 gathered in Hove and marched into Brighton for a large rally outside Brighton town hall. Buses that were held up on their way honked their horns in support following the bus drivers' own pay dispute in June. Speeches at the rally condemned the attack on pay with the largest cheers given to demands on the need to link up for united public sector action. 14 copies of the paper were sold with the confidence of many workers boosted by the strike action and our support.
For a national picture and background on the council workers' strikes of 16-17 July please visit http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/