WE the undersigned agree to:
Support resistance to all the attacks on working people: against cuts in services and privatisation, against job losses, pay curbs and attacks on welfare.
Encourage the development of networks of trade unionists and activists in our local area that link rank and file workers and union officials who are prepared to lead a fight within and across trade unions and between workplaces. These should link up with community, anti-cuts and student organisations. They can also campaign for national industrial action and coordinated strikes and push to maximise the impact of national initiatives.
Campaign for the TUC to turn words into action and implement the call for a general strike and popularise the general strike call across the public and private sector.
Build maximum support and solidarity with any workers taking action such as the on-going dispute in Yorkshire by health workers (who we hope will visit the area to talk to trade unionists about their fight). Provide a forum in which activists can discuss and debate the way forward and organise action such as solidarity with health workers in the South West resisting attacks on pay. We should approach union branches, local trades councils and other relevant groups to be part of organising regional Unite the Resistance events.
Support, learn from and build solidarity for struggles in other parts of the world including initiatives such as international delegations, twinning and inviting international speakers.
Support resistance to racism, fascism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, disablism, attacks on migrants, scapegoating of people on benefits, or anything else that divides workers.
Support campaigns to defend our right to organise against the anti trade union laws and other attacks on our right to strike or protest.
Present a positive alternative to austerity based on the Unite the Resistance action plan as outlined in the Trade Unions and the Fight Against Austerity booklet launched November 2012.
We pledge to argue to get national strike action back on the agenda and for the coordination of action wherever possible between those unions who are willing to fight.
We will be part of publicising and building the planned Unite the Resistance regional conference for the South West (Saturday 8th June 2013 see Main Menu).
Signed by, Kathy Taylor ,UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch secretary, Chrissie Gardner, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch assistant secretary, UNITE National Industrial Sector Committee for health (support staff), Workplace rep, Gwyneth Powell-Davies, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch Vice-chair , Stephen Buckingham, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch treasurer, Workplace rep., Brian Harder, UNITE Bristol Area Health Sector branch -Workplace rep, Salena Williams, International Officer, Central Bristol Health UNISON (personal capacity), Pam Ward, Steward, North Bristol NHS Trust (personal capacity), Huw Williams, Branch Secretary, South Gloucestershire UNISON (personal capacity), Matt Proom, Communications Officer, South Gloucestershire UNISON (personal capacity), Dave O’Brian, South Gloucestershire UNISON Health & Safety officer (personal capacity), Denis Wise, International Officer, Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), Lynn Parfitt, Union Learning rep. Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), Debbie Clough, Bristol UNISON (personal capacity), John Bampfylde, UNISON (personal capacity), Lindsay Wall, UNITE Rep, Bristol City Council (personal capacity), Rich Gurney, Shop Steward, BANES (Bath & North East Somerset) UNISON (personal capacity), Berny Parkes, Branch chair, Dorset County UNISON (personal capacity), Lesley Byron, UNITE Community member, Celia Hollingworth, UCU (Bristol University) Exec member (personal capacity), Michal Nahman UCU (personal capacity), Jon Reddiford , Division Secretary, North Somerset NUT, Anne Lemon, NUT National Exec., Pete Smith, NUT Swindon Divisional Secretary, Jon Timbrell, NUT Rep., Swindon Academy, Jez Longden, NUT Rep., Cotham, Gurchetan Shoker, NUT Rep., Ashton Park, Jaz Thomas Avon FBU vice-chair, Emy Castelao, USDAW rep. Taunton (personal capacity), Kye Dudd, CWU NEC, Richard Capps, PCS DWP Avon branch, Tony Staunton, Chair, Plymouth TUC
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