Thursday 10 July 2014

Greens support the Public Sector strike in Brent and Central London

Shahrar Ali (Green party) with pickets


Muhuammed Butt, Brent Council Leader (Labour) with strikers
Dawn Butler with Stonebridge Primary School strikers
Dave Plummer (Green Party) in Trafalgar Square
Natalie Bennett (Green Party leader) with Martin Francis

Brent Green party sent the following message to strikers:

On behalf of the Green Party of England and Wales, we would like to express our solidarity with you in your struggle for decent, secure work and fair pay and working conditions.

We believe that public sector workers provide excellent and vital service to our country, and that our public services represent a very significant part of the true wealth of this nation.

The public sector in the UK has, for decades, been systematically attacked. Workers are bearing the brunt of this, and are being expected to pay the price for an economic crisis not of their making.

We recognise that going on strike is the option of last resort, and that the decisions to do so have not been taken lightly. We sincerely hope that this co-ordinated action succeeds in defending your jobs, pay, and working conditions.

With very best wishes,

Brent Green Party

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Strange to see Councillor Butt there considering it has been Brent Labour Policy to undermine public sector jobs through outsourcing to the private sector, paying people off contract as 'private contractors' as well as the whole Schools issues (e.g. Copland).

Its even stranger to see Dawn Butler there as in 2008, when she was MP she voted to restrict the right of public sector workers to strike.

Scott Bartle