|Written by Socialist Voice|
|Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:14|
Conference agrees full support to the Halesowen 4.
Hello and solidarity to all our sisters and brothers at Merseyside today from us at Halesowen UCU. We would like to send you our support in calling for action today, and hope you have a productive and inspiring conference.
We ask for your support in our fight against union victimisation at Halesowen College, where as many as you may know our branch secretary Dave Muritu and 3 further activists have been dismissed in the past month. We share with you in the fight against the current all out assault on worker rights and freedoms in the UK and globally.
Rhiannon Lockley, on behalf of Halesowen UCU and the Campaign for Justice for the Halesowen 4”. For further information see http://justiceforhalesowenfour.wordpress.com/
Solidaires Trade Union Federation (L’Union syndicale Solidaires) salute all fellow trade unionists in Britain involved in combating capitalism and its dramatic consequences for the working class.
This struggle goes through moments of national coordination such as decision on the question of the general strike at the TUC conference in September. But we also know that it is only possible from daily militant work in close connection with to the employees, taking into account their demands, their needs, their expressions at the base of the union.
This dual activity is needed to build our union action to create the conditions of profound social change.
Unionism is internationalist. This is all the more necessary now in order to face the crisis of the capitalist system. They want us to pay for the crisis of a system that is not ours! International coordination is essential for struggle unionism.
The Solidaires Trade Union Federation with unions from different continents, has initiated an international union meeting in Paris from 22 to 24 March. We attach the invitation on behalf of the Trade Union Solidarity (France) and also the CGT (Spanish State), CSP-Conlutas (Brazil), ODT (Morocco), and wish for, of course, your participation in these events.
We send from our unions and popular organizations and youth of Brazil affiliated to CSP-Conlutas, our salute to the conference that you are making this weekend.
Considering the international crisis and imperialist policy of multinationals and their governments to attack our rights, jobs and achievements the unity of workers along with other oppressed and exploited sectors is fundamental and decisive.
Rebuilding unity, means trade unionism based on direct struggle, workers’ democracy, independence from the bosses and their governments, the defense immigrants against any expression of xenophobia, the fight against gender oppression and sexual violence, in defense of the environment against the appropriation by big capital of natural resources around the world. Rebuilding unity in internationalism, in the struggle against imperialism and its domination over the world and finally, the combination of the immediate struggles with the strategic defence of a new social order and operated without exploiters and oppressors and without the oppressed.
The isolated struggle in each country against the model of international exploitation of imperialism will be inevitably be defeated. Only our unity in each country and internationally will be able to face the attacks and defend our rights.