General Strike

Ulster-Lad

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When is the General Strike to take place in Ireland?

In recent days we have seen the country sold and our sovereignty diminished. The National resources have been pawned and the Pension Funds spent. The government is not supported by the people and calls for a General Election have been largely ignored.

IMO, it needs to take place sooner rather then later. Prior to the budget. Perhaps it could coincide with the march SF has planned.

Our reputation as a Nation lies in tatters. We have seen General Strikes in other European countries recently for far less. It is time the unions and everyone else call for a General Strike, is it not?
 


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No thoughts? Would posters here support a General Strike?
 

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When is the General Strike to take place in Ireland?

In recent days we have seen the country sold and our sovereignty diminished. The National resources have been pawned and the Pension Funds spent. The government is not supported by the people and calls for a General Election have been largely ignored.

IMO, it needs to take place sooner rather then later. Prior to the budget. Perhaps it could coincide with the march SF has planned.

Our reputation as a Nation lies in tatters. We have seen General Strikes in other European countries recently for far less. It is time the unions and everyone else call for a General Strike, is it not?

First start a demonstration in front of the seat of government and let it build over several days, getting bigger and bigger.

Then, call the general strike and shut everything down.

That will get the attention of those in government who thus far have been listening to (and taking care of) everyone except the Irish people.
 

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I agree.we have been sold for buttons so we have to show we are not total gimps who will just roll over.
 

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No thoughts? Would posters here support a General Strike?
Well I wouldn't. Businesses are struggling enough as it is, a "general strike" would push many over the edge, and push more people out of work.
 

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Agreed -another big show at next Saturdays march -should build up the momemtum!
 
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People may have thoughts- but if you want people to find your discussion, a rubbish title which isn't particularly clear might be the cause of little interaction.

If you want people to engage with you in discussion, you have to seek their engagement, part of that is a good thread title, and a good Opening Post.
 

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FFS H B Poster, jobs are going by the day and the governments reaction is to squeez more for the banks- get up off your knees and fight back or they'r be no small businesses left to defend!
 

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The unions should have called a one-day general strike as the logical follow up to their day of action on Saturday, and a sustained campaign of industrial and social struggles are needed to defeat this austerity plan, kick the government out and fire a warning shot across the bows of FG/Lab.
 

Ulster-Lad

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People may have thoughts- but if you want people to find your discussion, a rubbish title which isn't particularly clear might be the cause of little interaction.

If you want people to engage with you in discussion, you have to seek their engagement, part of that is a good thread title, and a good Opening Post.
Apologies if it did not meet your expectations but the question is a valid one. The French had multiple General Strikes and riots over the fact the government raised the retirement age from 60 to 62.

What has happened in Ireland has transcended that.
 

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A general strike is exactly whats needed. its up to each of us to begin organising the momentum for one.

here is a leaflet the 1 % network is currently didtributing.

 

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A general strike is exactly whats needed. its up to each of us to begin organising the momentum for one.

here is a leaflet the 1 % network is currently didtributing.
What does the 1% refer to, their electoral support? (on a good day)
 


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