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Ανταπόκριση από το Λίβερπουλ για την πανεργατική απεργία της 30ης Νοεμβρίου στη Βρετανία

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Αύριο, 30 Νοεμβριου, πάνω από 30 σωματεία εχουν καλεσει σε απεργιακή κινητοποίηση για την υπεράσπιση των συντάξεων του δημόσιου τομεα. Είναι η πρώτη φορά από το 1926 που τόσος μεγάλος αριθμός σωματείων συντονίζει κοινή απεργαική κινητοποίηση. Υπάρχει και σχετικό τραγούδι, ακούστε το
Καλή δύναμη να έχουμε να αγωνιζόμαστε!

ΥΣ Το ενημερωτικό σημείωμα που στάλθηκε σε συναδ ακολουθεί (φυσικά έγιναν και άλλες δράσεις εκτός την αποστολή σημειώματος).

On behalf of the UCU Hope branch executive committee:
Dear colleagues,

The UCU branch is taking strike action on 30th November because:

·         if we don’t defend our pensions the Government will come
back for more and attack our pay and conditions,

·         if we don’t defend our pensions we will end up working  more
and getting smaller pensions

·         we didn’t cause the financial crisis – why should we pay for it?

·         the government cancelled the bankers’ bonus tax which would
have brought approximately 3 billion pounds, the money that the
government wants to save through the attack on our pensions

·         currently the average male lecturer’s pension with 25 years
of experience  is £16,000. Women end up with  less. Not quite the
gold-plated pension that the corporate media would want us to believe.
The majority of teachers get less than 10,000 per year.  You’ll be
standing in solidarity with some of the lowest paid workers in the UK
– and at Hope.


Can you afford not to strike?


“I am still not sure whether to strike on 30th November since…….”


……“I can’t afford to lose a day’s pay before Christmas”

In these financially difficult times no-one can afford to lose a day’s
pay, but if the Government’s proposals go through unchallenged and
unchanged you will lose money every month for the rest of your
academic career. You will also end up with a much smaller pension than
what you have paid into. Can you afford that?
“Students struggles to stop the rise of fees made no difference, why
will it this time?”

The Coalition Government is weak and the prospect of the biggest
strike in the UK since the general strike of 1926 has forced the
Government to put some very limited concessions on the negotiating
table to try to head off the strikes on November 30th.  Taking united
action with over 30 other unions is a show of strength and solidarity
which will force the Government to reconsider its proposals.
“If our pensions are so expensive, maybe we should pay a bit more to
help the economy”

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme was reviewed in 2007 and adjustments were
made to ensure the scheme was affordable and sustainable.  The
Government has not carried out another review of the scheme.  It is
trying to pay off the deficit, which was caused partly by the huge
bailouts made to the banks, by taking money off education. Last year
it was the rise on the fees, this year they are attacking our

Written by antiracistes

29 Νοεμβρίου, 2011 στις 10:12 μμ


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