To: TUC General Council

Say YES to a General Strike - Leeds TUC petition

We the undersigned - trade unionists, workers, unemployed, pensioners, students, young people, and the disabled - call on the TUC to say YES to a general strike against all the cuts and name the day for it to begin. This should be done by no later than TUC Congress 2013.’

Why is this important?

‘The TUC in September 2012 passed the following motion by a large majority:

"Congress accepts that the trade union movement must continue leading from the front against this uncaring government with a coalition of resistance taking coordinated action where possible with far reaching campaigns including the consideration and practicalities of a general strike."

The TUC and it’s affiliated unions are therefore committed to consider the practicalities of launching a general strike in Britain.

In the subsequent months the attacks on the working people of Britain have continued, with cuts in welfare, NHS privatisation, scapegoating of migrants, public sector job losses and restrictions on employment rights. We note however the lack of progress made in the terms of the above motion and in uniting the labour movement to mount a campaign of opposition against austerity.

Therefore we the undersigned - trade unionists, workers, unemployed, pensioners, students, young people, and the disabled - call on the TUC to say YES to a general strike against all the cuts and name the day for it to begin. This should be done by no later than TUC Congress 2013.’

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Reasons for signing

  • To bring fairness and justice for all
  • Fed up to the back teeth.
  • Because this government and subsequent governments need to know the depth of feeling and desparation in some cases from the general public.Leaders are out of touch with reality Thoughtof the day! Those of us who pay the price come home with the least.

Updates

2013-06-18 22:02:36 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-06-17 22:43:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-06-17 21:13:06 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-06-17 19:43:41 +0100

10 signatures reached