12th May 2012
Up to half a million trade unionists took strike action on 10 May against the government’s attacks on public sector pensions. The LRC sent its solidarity to all those unions taking part: PCS, Unite, UCU, the RMT, NIPSA and the ISU. POA members in the prison service - who don’t have the right to strike - walked out in defiance of the anti-union laws too.
John McDonnell MP (LRC chair), speaking at the London strike rally, told strikers:
“You’re an inspiration to me. You’re heroes and heroines, everyone on every picket line. By fighting on, by showing this determination, you have inspired others.
“With courage and determination, and above all else with solidarity, you cannot just win, you can change the world.”
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