The conference of the National Shop Stewards' Network in London on 22 January, voted 305 to 89 for a Socialist Party motion to set up a third national anti-cuts coordination to compete with Coalition of Resistance and Right to Work.
Anti-cuts, public services
The first meeting of the Coalition of Resistance National Council was held on 15 January.
On Monday 17 January adult education students organised a teach-in at the Thomas Calton Centre in Peckham.
Michael Chessum, a co-founder of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), talks to Solidarity about the organisation’s conference (Saturday 22 January), and the role of student struggle.
The UK Uncut campaign, which targets high-street tax-dodgers, has sprung up incredibly quickly and captured the imagination of many in the anti-cuts movement and the media with its innovative direct-action stunts. Activists from the campaign spoke to Solidarity about their thoughts on anti-cuts activism.
Another demonstration is being planned against the increase in student tuition fees, with organisers hoping that tens of thousands of people will take part in the protest in the new year.
The first meeting of the Coalition of Resistance National Council did not indicate a particularly bright future for the campaign.
Manchester's Labour-run city council plans to axe 2,000 workers as part of £110 million worth of cuts.