Coventry Firefighters stage strikes over Xmas and New Year

Coventry Firefighters stage strikes over Xmas and New Year

Over the course of the Xmas break, members of the FBU took 3 sets of strike action in the ongoing dispute over pensions, on Xmas eve and New years eve and early in the morning on the 3rd of January. The strikes took place only weeks after it was announced that MP’s would receive a 11 per cent increase in their pay which will also increase their pension entitlement!

Members of the Socialist Party visited the picket line at Radford to show support on each occasion. We urge the maximum support and solidarity for those taking action.

Picket line on Xmas Eve

Picket line on Xmas Eve

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Picket line on New Years Eve

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Picket line on the early hours of 3rd January

 

From the archives: Dave Nellist and the late Rob Windsor speak at Coventry demo against attacks to NHS and Welfare State 1988

From the archives: Dave Nellist and the late Rob Windsor speak at Coventry demo against attacks to NHS and Welfare State 1988

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Here we are posting a short video of Socialist Party members Dave Nellist and the late Rob Windsor speaking at a demonstration in Coventry in 1988. The Tories are once again attempting to dismantle the NHS and Welfare State. We urge you to join the fight to save them!