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Messages of Support for Contact Centre Strike so far… 19/01/2011

Posted by pcsdwpsheffield in Uncategorized.

SYSAC School Students outside the office today leafletting in support of PCS members


South Yorkshire School Students Against Cuts (see previous post below)

“I became aware of your strikes two days ago and issued
the  attached circular to all STUC on line affiliated organisations and to  the
media. In the event of my being able to give additional assistance  please do
not hesitate to let me know. Best wishes. Yours fraternally,  Bill” – Bill Ronksley, Secretary, Sheffield Trades Council

Marion LLoyd (NEC) – “Just to send solidarity greeting for today. sorry I can’t
be on piket line…. And congratulations to all those members prepared to unite
and defend themselves.” – Marion Lloyd, PCS National Executive Committee and BIS Branch Sheffield

“Message of solidarity? – Union member. Definitely in solidarity. Hang tough, people.” – Nancy Sinatra, Singer, USA

“Good luck with the strike!” – Steve Lloyd, Ex-Branch Secretary, now NASUWT

“Hull Students Against Fees and Cuts stands in solidarity with the DWP workers on strike around the country. As students we are aware that call-centre workers are amongst the youngest and most exploited workforce in Britian and with the cuts announced by the Tory government, conditions for public-sector call-center workers is likely to get worse without this fightback. You are fighting for your jobs, but you are also fighting against an ideology that says that the destruction of working conditions, jobs and pay, while the rich get richer is an inevitability. We know this isn’t true, and stand in solidarity with all workers standing up for their rights.” – Hull Students Against Fees and Cuts

“Was angry when I heard from Martin about what you are being put  through at
work. As a student at sheffield university and a member of  the 10 day
occupation over the education cuts, you have our whole  hearted support and we
will be on the picket with you! When they  have money for the banks and for the war, and when they are happy to
let  vodafone and phillip green dodge tax when we are loosing our jobs,
education, pensions and welfare – what we need to do is fight back –  students
and workers united can fight and win!” – Max Brophy, Sheffield University

“Rawmarsh Community School send our support to the striking Sheffield DWP Branch. It  is a disgrace that those least responsible for causing the economic  crisis are being asked to shoulder the costs.  We are also in the middle  of a series of strikes due to job cuts. Good luck in your strike. Warm regards.” – Ralph Dyson – NUT Rep

Support also from the Right to Work Campaign, Sheffield Anti Cuts Alliance.

Keep them coming people! Please email your messages to rosiescomputer@yahoo.com oror leave them as a comment on here. Updates throughout the strike (when we get a sec!).

Thanks also to SYSAC for giving their time to come and leaflet outside of our office this evening in the cold and dark, and thanks to the various media outlets that have been in touch so far – looks like we may be popping up in the Star, Radio Sheffield, Hallam FM…we’ve already been in the Star and had an interview on Radio Sheffield once this week!

Branch reps with our new banner



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