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If you think all the big political parties are the same - you're right! The bosses have got three parties - isn't it about time we had one of our own?
Come to the Campaign for a New Workers' Party Conference
At the rally for the national TUC lobby of Parliament on public-sector pay on 9 June, the loudest applause was given to those general secretaries who called on unions to coordinate industrial action on pay across the public sector to increase our pressure on the New Labour government.
As a PCS trade unionist in the Department for Work and Pensions, where our members face an imposed nil per cent pay 'rise' next month, it is obvious that we need to fight industrially and preferably alongside other public-sector workers. But it also raises the clear need for a political voice - a party which will fight alongside public-sector workers rather than attacking us.
We have faced concerted attacks from this Labour government over the past years which have been as bad and in many cases worse than the previous Tory government attacks.
Whilst the current MPs indulge themselves with expenses to lavishly furnish second homes our members worry whether we can pay our mortgage or rent, all the fuel bills that are rocketing now and whether we will have enough money at the end of the month to pay just for basics like food. Now is the time for us to build a real political alternative.
That is why I am coming to the CNWP conference and I am encouraging my fellow trade union members to come too.