Tomorrow I will be on strike from my job at Sheffield College. Under the Labour Government public sector workers like teachers and lecturers continue to be offered pay deals well below the rate of inflation. At the same time Gordon Brown attacks poor people by removing the 10p band of income tax.
Unison however still think it is a good idea to spend their members contributions on a letter from Jan Wilson, telling them to vote Labour! Trade Unionists would be far better off supporting a party that wants to put an end to poverty, stop the oil wars and the creeping privatisation of our schools and health service.
SOME IMPORTANT Green Party Policies:
The Green Party:
Opposes privatisation of public service and the Private Finance Initiative.
Campaigns for fair pay and decent conditions for all workers.
Opposes the sale or privatisation of council housing.
Campaigns for an extensive programme of affordable social housing.
Campaigns for a massive increase in investment in public transport within a publicly controlled integrated transport system that makes car use less necessary.
Campaigns for healthy public services such as health, education and transport, funded through adequate taxation, in which the well-off pay their fair share.
Campaigns for fair trade that promotes concrete improvements in the conditions of workers in developing countries without hurting workers in the industrialised West.
Supports the Charter Of Workers’ Rights endorsed by major trade unions
• Encourages un-unionised, temporary, and migrant workers to join trade unions
For more reasons why Trade Unionists should vote Green see