Thoughtful WPB Forum

Fighting the causes of crime is a key thing to do. Trade unions are adept at fighting the symptoms of capitalism, but the difficulty posed for us all now is to get to the causes. In a thoughtful discussion workers considered how the EU was a vehicle of the onslaught and war on workers. The attack on pensions was rooted in EU policies and directives every bit as much the attack on collective bargaining and the deliberate creation of mass unemployment. Seeing the wood from the trees and observing the currents beneath the waves is a vital part of our campaigns to end neoliberalism in the coming period. A severe dose of deepening attacks is about to fall as the US wets its lips at entering the education, utilities and health markets in Europe through the US/EU trade agreement that will be drawn up over the next two years.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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