Love Music Hate Racism

n the European elections taking place next Thursday (4th June) there is a serious risk that you will find yourself represented by the BNP. Winning seats in the European Parliament would give them access to millions of pounds of our money, as well as increased access to the mainstream media. Wherever the BNP have won elections in the past there has been a sharp rise in racist attacks. Letís also remember that trade unionists were amongst Hitlerís first targets when he took power in the 1930s.
The risk arises because the European elections are conducted on a proportional representation basis with multi-seat constituencies. A low turnout makes it easier for the BNP to get a high enough proportion of the votes to win a seat. In the north-west they could win a seat with only around 8% of the vote.
If you donít vote on June 4th, you could find yourself represented by the BNP. While politicians are not flavour of the month, please vote. Hold your nose if you have to. A list of all the candidates is on the BBC web site.
Love Music Hate Racism, the successor to Rock Against Racism, is organising a major festival on Saturday (30th May) in Stoke City football ground. Tickets are only £10. See the web site for full details and booking information.
The line-up includes Pete Doherty, Kelly Rowland, Reverend and the Makers, Kano, The Beautiful South, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and friends, Chipmunk, Ironik, Mutya Buena, Jerry Dammers, VV Brown, Helsinki, The Beat, Beverley Knight, Bashy, Roll Deep, Kid British, Kieran Leonard, DJ Rugrat, Pariz 1, Skint Ďní Demorolized, The Sport and The Fears.
There will be transport from all over the country.
Apologies that we are advertising this so late Ė your reps had been discussing with the company whether this was something UNITE and Fujitsu could jointly promote. Unfortunately, the company has decided not to do so.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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