Coventry – hear a speaker from the USA on Wednesday, support the strikes on Thursday!

Coventry – hear a speaker from the USA on Wednesday, support the strikes on Thursday!

Ginger speaking at NSSN

Ginger speaking at NSSN conference

There are two big events in Coventry this week.

On Wednesday we are pleased to welcome Ginger Jentzen, an activist from $15now and Socialist Alternative in the USA who will be speaking at a meeting hosted by the National Shop Stewards Network in Coventry. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear a leading organiser of the successful and growing campaign in the States.

Here are the details;

Wednesday 9th July

6.30-8pm

Central Methodist Hall, Coventry City Centre

The Facebook event page can be accessed by clicking here

Support the strikes on 10th July!

On Thursday 6 public sector unions – Unison, Unite, GMB, NUT, FBU and PCS will take strike against pay and pension cuts, and in defence of public services. The unions have called a public rally after the picket lines; please support the pickets and the rally!

Click on the picture below for full details.

Strike rally

Strike rally

PCS members at HMRC in Coventry take strike action

PCS members at HMRC in Coventry take strike action

PCS picket line at Sherbourne House in Coventry

PCS picket line at Sherbourne House in Coventry

Members of the PCS trade union working at the Sherbourne House tax office in Coventry took strike action today along with members across the Midlands and Northern Ireland. The action was part of a week of industrial action organised by the union with different regions taking action on each day of the week.

More background information can be found on the website of the PCS by clicking here

The next strike action involving PCS members looks to be on 10th July, when it is hoped over 1 million public sector workers will take action against poverty pay, for decent public services and an end to austerity. Trade unionists need to make this action as big and successful as possible, as part of the effort to rebuild the co-ordinated industrial action that will be needed to beat back the tide of cuts.

Union activists are already getting organised for the 10th, with a rally due to begin around 10.15am in Broadgate Square on the day. Watch this space for more details!