Unite chief Len McCluskey in civil disobedience call

Published on BBCnews, September 11, 2011.

Speaking on the eve of the TUC congress, Unite leader Len McCluskey said no form of protest should be ruled out including “direct action”. He urged a “campaign of resistance so that the government will take stock and perhaps take a step back” from their “attack” on workers’ jobs and pensions. “I don’t think we can rule anything out,” he told the Andrew Marr Show.

The three-day TUC conference, which gets under way in London on Monday, is set to be the most highly-charged in recent years. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber, who will address delegates on Monday, has already warned that Britain faced widespread strikes this autumn unless ministers changed direction on plans to raise public sector workers’ contributions to their pensions. 

Direct action:

Mr McCluskey said the 1.5 million public sector workers in his union were in a “very angry mood” at what he called the coalition government’s “ideological” assault on their jobs and pensions … (full text).

Links:

Capitalism is having a very Marxist crisis, August 31, 2011;

Marxist Theory of Political Economy; Marx’s Economic Theory: General approach and influence, part 3; Marx and the non-Western World; Marxian economics; Marxism;

Marxist Economics, on Carecon.org.uk. (Homepage: This website hosted by J Paul Dunne provides a home page for research in a number of areas of applied economics, mainly in Conflict, War and Peace … and: Economists for Peace and Security EPS

15th Annual International Conferences on Economcis and Security, 16-17th June 2011, resp. Sixteenth Annual Conference on Economics and Security, June 2012, American University in Egypt, Cairo. Details to follow);

The crisis of French Marxism, on International Viewpoint, by Daniel Bensaid, not dated, but first published in English in International Marxist Review No 14, Winter 1992.

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