SOLIDARITY MESSAGE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN WORKERS ASSOCIATION (LAWAS) WITH THE NOVEMBER 30th STRIKES
On November 30, members of UCU, Unite, NUT, Unison, GMB unions and many more will be on strike across the UK on the issue of pensions.
As Latin Americans, we learned in our countries that the only way to get governments to respect our right to fair wages, decent work and decent pensions is taking the streets in protest of the government measures against workers and their families.
We are living a very difficult time of economic crisis but we as workers can not carry all the burden, we will not pay for the millions of pounds that the government has used to save the bankers, while others, those who are to blame for the crisis, enjoy themselves as they always have, and is only us, the workers, who have to suffer the consequences.
For all of the above, the Latin American Workers Association (LAWAS) stands in solidarity with the demands of the unions in the 30th November strikes, and in the fight for both British and Migrant workers
As Latin-Americans, we have very few officially recognised rights, which would make us think that this fight does not affect us.
But in LAWAS we do believe it affect us, because this struggle is part of a bigger, more fundamental one, the fight to vindicate the right that EVERYONE has to lead a decent life and free from exploitation and discrimination at the workplace and elsewhere.
For that reason we stand in solidarity with all the workers that are striking today and we call the community to support this mobilisation by joining the picket lines near your home or workplaces, or by joining the march if you can.
Please follow this link to see what pickets are taking place near you:
http://g.co/maps/8bpn2 (London only)
http://righttowork.org.uk/2011/11/n30-battle-map/ (All the UK)
More information on the strike: http://www.theprisma.co.uk/2011/11/28/public-sector-strike-on-30th-november/
Say no to rising living costs, Say NO to the government cuts
Say YES to the free expression and the right to protest to defend our rights!
FOR THE VICTORY, ALWAYS!