European unions protesting the cuts
Building on the action taken in Portugal, Italy and Ireland last week, more action is planned for December. On Wednesday 8 December, CMKOS, the Czech trade union movement, has called on public sector workers to strike against austerity, and the Greek trade union movement is holding a General Strike on Wednesday 15 December. The TUC is sending messages of support to both. That day has been designated a day of action by the ETUC, and events are being planned all over the EU. In Cardiff, the Wales TUC will use the occasion to launch the campaign decided on at their recent special conference, and the TUC General Council the day before will be reviewing the campaign so far and deciding on next steps.