Sunday, September 19, 2010

Optimism of the will

Sat in a chilly park I have an opportunity to catch up on blogs I didn't read last week at the TUC. I see that Dave Osler had the measure of Congress as early as last Monday (http://www.davidosler.com/2010/09/tuc-conference-unions-may-be-too-weak-to-fight/).



It's as well to be realistic about our diminished membership and density compared with the early eighties. It's as well to be realistic about the preferred approach of our cautious leaders.



However, there are still millions of us organised in unions and we still have the capacity to resist. An anti-cuts movement can be built, and activists on the ground can mobilise that resistance.



Beyond the windy rhetoric of Congress we need to step up our organisation and prepare to fight wherever we can.

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