We Are Ready!” TUSC Activists Outline Campaign Activity At Open Meeting

We Are Ready!” TUSC Activists Outline Campaign Activity At Open Meeting  

Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition (TUSC) supporters met at an open meeting at  Portsmouth Railway Club on Monday 29th March to announce activity and to launch a finance appeal.

Writing after the meeting, Richard Howard, Portsmouth RMT branch secretary wrote:

“Mick Tosh is a candidate who offers an alternative to cuts, to racism and the poor paying for the follies and excesses of the rich, Mick will represent the views of his constituents and not fat cat bankers and businesses. If elected Mick will take the wage of an average worker in his constituency.

We need your assistance, moral, practical and financial to stand against the planned cuts on jobs and the welfare state, to build solidarity between workers in this area who face battles in the future and be a voice for workers in parliament. I appeal to you and to those within your Branch to come to our aid and assist us in whatever capacity you feel is possible. There is a pressing need for financial support. This is what the political fund is for, to support political efforts on behalf of our members interests. We can send speakers to any meeting including your branch meeting to explain our position and answer any questions you and your members will have. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.”

Key Campaign Dates:

 *Saturday 3 April. Meet at 1.15 pm outside Fratton Railway Club (opposite Fratton Station) to leaflet the Pompey game (Saturday 10 April. Meet at 12 noon outside Sommerfields in North End for street

* Monday 12 April. TUSC meeting in Stamshaw Community Centre. * Saturday 17 April. Meet at 12 noon at shops on Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove for street meeting.

 * Sunday 18 April. Meet at 2.30 pm outside Fratton Railway Club to leaflet Pompey game.

 * Saturday 24 April. Meet at 12 noon in Cosham Precinct for street meeting.

Finance appeal:

Cheques can be made out to ‘TUSC Portsmouth’ and sent to the treasurer, Ben Norman, at 41 Harold Road, Southsea, PO4 0LS.

 Future Meetings:

On the 29th April Brian Caton, Prison Officers Association General Secretary is speaking at a TUSC rally in Southampton.

Next TUSC Portsmouth North meeting will be on 12 April  in Stashaw 7.30 pm (venue to be confirmed.)

For more information please contact tusc.portsmouth@gmail.com

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