Sunday, 22 February 2009

Proud to have Stood Up - Now for the Long Walk

I'm delighted to have been part of the 120,000 + workers and their families who took to the streets yesterday to demand a better, fairer way.

You can read ICTU's ten point plan for national recovery here. It was heartening to see the labour movement take such action. The next few months will be a particularly tough fight for working people. Attempts to drive a wedge between the public and private sector continue apace. The socialist stand for a public sector at the heart of society is under threat from the divide-and-rule tactics of Fianna Fáil and their friends in big business and the media, many of whom, of course, have been to blame for the current crisis.

Yesterday, we stood up. Tomorrow, and for the foreseeable future, it'll be the long walk to victory.

Here are some pics from the demonstration. You can see more on my Facebook Group.