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Well done to all those on strike

Congratulations to the public sector workers who demonstrated their determination to fight the savage attacks on their terms and conditions by the Con-Dem coalition.

One trade union leader rightly contrasted this determined response with the response of the Assembly, which he identified as akin to the behaviour of the Vichy government in wartime France.

However, it would be naive to think that this one-off strike will deliver the safety of our public services. Unless the working class can mobilise real political power, then days of action will always be a sham fight with the Vichy government on the hill.

TRADE UNIONIST

Dundonald, Co Down

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