As reported in the current issue of Socialist Appeal, over 250,000 members of the Civil Service union PCS will be taking strike action tomorrow Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th March. Click here to learn more.
As workers come out in defence of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme which the governments wants to water down, job centres, law courts, government offices and so on will be shut. Picket lines will be up and running from 8.00am onwards. There will be action in virtually every town and city – so why not pay them a visit and show labour movement solidarity?
There will also be a number of rallies and meetings around the country – details of the big London march and rally is given below. Visit the PCS website for details of all the events.
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LONDON: Defend the civil service compensation scheme: March and rally
9 March 2010
Assemble from 11.30am
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, St. George’s Road SE1 (alongside
Imperial War Museum). Nearest tube Lambeth North (Bakerloo) or Elephant
and Castle (Bakerloo and Northern). Buses C10, 12, 35, 40, 53, 68,
148, 171, 176 and 453.
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park – Lambeth Road - Lambeth Bridge,
Horseferry Road – Greycoat Place - Rochester Row - Emery Hill Street –
Francis Street - Ambrosden Avenue – to reach Westminster Cathedral at
1pm, Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QW
Speakers include Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, Janice
Godrich PCS president (chair) RMT general secretary Bob Crow, Jeremy
Dear NUJ general secretary, John McDonnell MP, Kevin Courtney NUT
deputy general secretary.