Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

June 30th 2011 will see a general strike of sorts in England, teachers, public sector workers (upto 750,000) will walk off the job. Open Democracy analyse whether this June 30 strike can go beyond the failure of the March 26 strike. 


Here the postal workers legislated back to work by the government were seen back at work today. It reminded me of the ambulance/paramedic strike which the govt also broke if I recall. One thing that has struck me about the postal strike was hearing the lack of solidarity at times from other union workers and reading such warbling on comments section of news reports. It’s dismaying. I was walking with a friend when we saw a postwoman today and called out support to her. Then as we carried on we were both remarking on how much we like our individual post people and how some of the posties we know are also musicians and are an eclectic, vibrant bunch.


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