Sunday, 22 November 2009

Jerry and the Wobblies

Apart from trying to get to grips with my History MA course I have involved myself in support of the CWU Postal Workers Strike, until it was pulled/sold out (take your pick). Loads going on locally and Nationally, Local Respect member and Trade Unionist Jerry Hicks is running for Unite General Secretary;

I was particularly impressed with the work put in by the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) in support of the posties and went to their meeting on Friday. Traditional trade unions are particularly hamstrung by their own bureaucratic structures as well as Anti Union laws brought in by Thatcher and hardly touched by New Labour.