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LIVERPOOL SACKED DOCKERS AND MEMBERS OF THE 47 GROUP OF SURCHARGED LIVERPOOL COUNCILLORS

Invite all Socialists to join our

CAMPAIGN FOR A MASS PARTY OF THE WORKING CLASS


After seven years in power New Labour has abandoned every vestige of Socialism. The electorate is now faced with choice of voting for the main parties of New Labour, Tory or Liberal Democrats. 

All three are openly capitalist parties, committed to supporting neo-liberalism, or the maximisation of profit at the expense of workers. The working class is effectively disenfranchised.


In view of this the members of the 47 Group and the Sacked Dockers have decided to launch a campaign for the establishment of a genuine working class party based on the following principles:

  • The repeal of all anti-trade union laws

  • Taking privatised public utilities back into public ownership

  • A reversal of privatisation policies in education and health

  • Support for workers and nations in struggle Internationally

  • Opposition to fees for education at all levels

  • The establishment of a minimum wage based on the European minimum of £7.50 an hour - young workers not excluded

  • To embrace the now moribund Clause 4, Part 4 of the ‘Old’ Labour Party

  • To actively involve all sections of society, regardless of age, race, creed or gender


Meetings of Labour Movement and community activists have already been held and have enthusiastically endorsed the Campaign, which will continue with a programme of meetings and rallies being arranged with leading speakers from the Socialist and Trade Union Movement being invited. We recognise that as the campaign unfolds a suitable name for the organisation will be decided, but now that is not considered an imperative.


Statement by Jimmy Nolan, Chairman of the Port Stewards Committee and Sacked Dockers:

‘We recognise the necessity of uniting all socialists under a common banner, that’s why we are working with the members of the 47 Group of surcharged councillors in mounting a campaign for the establishment of a genuine mass socialist party of the working class. The struggle of both the Dockers and the 47 provides us with the experience to build and organise. We are urging Labour Movement organisations and rank and file members to come on board.’

For further information mail the 47 forum with your views and questions and/or contact the Dockers at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool.

Phone 0151 709 2148 or Email: dockers@gn.apc.org

 

 

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