Monday, 31 October 2011

Preparing for the showdown

Socialism Today, Socialist Party monthly magazine: November 2011
AS THE 30 November public-sector strike looms, the question on the lips of activists in the labour movement is: what next?

Will the strike succeed in pushing the government into a humiliating U-turn on pensions and the cuts programme as a whole?

If so, will this lead to the toppling of the Con-Dem coalition and a general election - as in 1974 during the miners' strike (see article on page 24) - and the defeat of David Cameron and co?

On the other hand, will the unions and labour movement suffer setbacks, as in Greece, or a standoff, like the workers of other countries?

These are burning questions confronting all trade unionists, young people and the working class generally.

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