Friday 30 January 2009

What Next for the Strikers ?

The strikers now need to formulate sensible policies that all the various protest groups can agree on.

They need to start putting pressure on their unions to do two things ;

1) If the Labour government condemns the strikes and British workers defending their jobs, then the union members must remove themselves from their union political funds that are used by the unions to fund the Labour Party and they must also put pressure on their unions to cease funding the Labour Party.

Legal cases need to be started against the companies that do not advertise jobs for British workers before they import in foreign labour.

2) If their unions do not support them then resign their union memberships and join either Solidarity or set up workers councils to run their own affairs.

What next for the strikers ;

1) The workers have to put pressure on their unions to investigate the legality of the contracts that awarded the jobs to the foreign companies

2) The workers must send representatives to the other sites and form a communications network to co-ordinate future walk outs and strikes in order to target individual companies

3) The workers must identify and target both the companies that control the contracts and the companies that sign the contracts.

4) The workers must formulate clear demands such as ;

A) Companies should cease importing in foreign labour to fill British jobs

B) Job vacancies for British jobs should be advertised locally first and British workers allowed to apply

C) British workers should be allowed to apply for all jobs of all contracts that involve the creation of jobs in Britain

D) The right of foreign workers to work in Britain does not include the right to take British jobs from British workers

E) British jobs should be advertised for British workers before allowing foreign workers to take British jobs.

F) British workers should not be discriminated against by companies just because they are British.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is timely that at least someone has begun the all-important task of drawing up a draft for a blueprint to organise the strikes and walk-outs and to prepare for future aims and methods.

No-one else has.

This is vital if momentum is maintained and if sporadic action is not subsumed by lack of organisation and ideology.

Your suggestion for workers to clamour for trade union change is a good one and that workers must desist from paying their political funds within their respective trade unions and to campaign for their trade unions to withdraw funding from the Labour Party.

Your idea for workers to set up their workers' councils is also a very good one - and one which is both democratic, syndicalist and which will self-empower the workers.

The idea to get them to join Solidarity is not a good one. They need to join a real independent patriotic workers union which is not a party front or is being manipulated by politicians with vested interests. Besides, Solidarity is an unconstitutional entity and has failed, having lost its strategic vision and morality a long time ago.

The formulation of workers' demands is sound.

They would form a very good basis for the demands of an prospective workers' councils against the companies and Government.

However, in terms of reality, they won't have much effect on policy or strategy, except as propaganda material, which is unfortunate.

The strikes are illegal under the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act and the Emnployment Act.

The unions will have to quickly decide what their strategy is here and work out clear and attainable goals, and set up the machinery for ballots on whether to strike.

Besides, the policies as to the employment of foreign workers is lawful and within the remit of EU legislation and principles, no matter how stupid and unethical they are.

The EU is concerned with the free movement of labour and that is why these companies are hiring the cheapest workers to save money and to make more profit.

The only way to stop what is going on is through mass political mobilisation with real and credible nationalist parties pouring in resources as per nation state to assume power over their resepctive countries and then to unilaterally withdraw from the EU, alongside non-violent civil resistance in the meantime. This would require a visonary leadership that is simply not available at this moment in time.

The question must now be asked: how long before the British Workers look elsewhere for someone to fight for their rights?

In the meantime let us hope that the workers are not sold another bunch of corrupt, degenerate, Zionist pressure valves who will betray their interests at the first hint of money.