November 7 National Workers’ All-Out Rally

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Let’s set up a nation-wide network of militant labor unions! Withdraw the dismissal of 1047 national railway workers! Organize a “Nation-wide Movement of National Railway Struggle” in workplaces and communities! For International Solidarity against Constitutional Revision, War, Privatization and Union Busting!
Call for endorsement to, and participation to, November 7 National Workers’ All-Out Rally
Kan-Nama (Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport Workers Kansai Area Branch)Minato-Godo (Metal and machinery Workers’ Union in Osaka)Doro-Chiba (National railway Motive Power Union of Chiba)“Nation-wide Movement of National Railway Struggle”

Nov. 6 International Workers’ Solidarity Rally

TANAKA Yasuhiro,
President, Doro-Chiba (National Railway Motive Power Union of Chiba)
Don’t put out the fire of national railway struggle! In June, we have set off a new nationwide movement for the withdrawal of dismissal of 1047 national railaway workers. Let me express our gratitude to all friends across Japan for their support of the severe national railway struggle and to brothers and sisters gathring here to rise up for the new struggle.

On April 9 this year, Kokuro (National Raiway Workers’ Union) and Zendoro (All National Raiway Locomotive Workers’ Union) accepted the government’s “settlement” plan concerning the issue of dismissal caused by the Division and Privatizaton of National Railway and received “settlement package” in exchange for dropping once and for all the issue of the unfair labor practice committed by the state on the occasion of the Division and Privatizaton of National Railway, represented by mass unjust dismissal of railway workers. The government is now boasting that “the reform of national railway has brought a great benefit to the Japanese people”. I must tell you that this is not what we have fought 24 years’ struggle for. We shall never forget 200,000 national railway workers who were thrown out of job and 200 fellow workers who were forced to commit suicide. Bearing all these in mind, we have decided to launch a new struggle for the revival of labor movement in workplace and community. The future of this struggle is to be decided. We are determined to carry out this struggle in a firm conviction that tomorrow of working class and labor movement depends on this nationwide movement.

The Division and Privatizaton of National Railway was the major attack of destroying labor movement in the postwar period. The neo-liberal offensicve in Japan was set in motion by the brutal assualt on national railway labor movement. The result was a landslide surrender of Kokuro, that used to be a proud champion of Japanese labor movement. It was followed by the dissolution of Sohyo (General Council of Japanese Trade Unions) and the Socialist Party. The social power balance drastically shifted to the disadvantage of working class. The ultimate outcome was irregularization of employment and emergence of working poor, which affected 10 million workers.
Doro-Chiba waged three waves of strikes in 1985, 1986 and 1990 at the risk of being fired. As disciplinary measures against the strikes, 40 union members were dismissed, more than 100 jobs were transfered and damage suits amounting to \50 million were filed against Doro-Chiba. The struggle of Doro-Chiba alone was not powerful enough to prevent the Division and Privatization offensive. But we achieved a great victory by this struggle. A minor labor union, the smallest in natonal railway unions, Doro-Chiba, succceeded to maintain jobs in the new privatized company, Japan Railway Company, without any drop-offs from the union organization in spite of difficulties, and has been fighting proudly till today. This struggle gave birth to the struggle for reinstatement of 1047 dismissed railway workers which has been carried out for 24 years. Thus a powerful counter-force was produced to fight back neo-liberal offensive and it developed into a rallying point of workers across the country.

Two years after the Division and Privatization, we made a decision in 1989 to set up a nationwide labor organization based on rank and file workers in workplace for the revival of militant labor movement, calling upon fighting colleagues all over Japan. This decision has been materialized here in this rally with you participants from across Japan and over the ocean. We declare a new challenge for rehabilitation of class struggle labor movement in confrontation with submissive labor movement.
Economic crisis is expanding all over the world. As the crisis hopelessly deepens, a large-scale attack on workers and fierce drive for war are desperately accelerated. Kan administration is planing privatization of all fields of public service, including education and medical service under the name of ‘reform of public service workers’ system”, which will bring about dismissal of several million workers and irregularization of their employment. It is an offensive of ultimate privatization and union busting ten times larger in its scale than the Division and Privatization of Natonal Railway.

Chauvinistic natinalism is being instigated over the issue of Diauyu (Senkaku) islands. The competition among world powers over resources, market and sphere of influence is rapidly developing into the rivaltry over the teritory and is giving impetus to the drive of Japanese imperialism for constitutional revision, militarization and strehgthening of Japan-US Security Alliance and US bases in Okinawa.
For working class, there is basiccally no territory issue. For Kan admonistration, it is vaital to make use of territory issue as means of war propaganda. Thus capitalism has no other way than to force unemployment and dive into war for its survival. The time has come militant labor union stands at the forefornt of the history to overthrow capitalist system.

Working class of the whole world is shaken up by the raging assault and stormy development of strikes and demonstrations are sweeping every country. We are now at a crossroads of history. Our urgent task is to organize struggle from workplace in defiance of corrupt labor leadership that has given in to the severe situation and has degenerated into surrender. Unity of workers is the only power to change society and create history.

Doro-Chiba is rising up for a fresh struggle, struggle to stop outsourcing, which attempts to transfer railway business of JR (Japan Railway) companies to several hundreds sub-contractors and throw away railway workers from JR to those companies. Thus employment and rail safety are threaten to be destroyed.
The offensive of outsourcing, dabbed “outsourcing revolution” is closely combined with privatization and constitutes the core of neo-liberalist policy, which produced the present disaster: a large number of workers have been thrust into irregular employment, labor unions were dissolved and poverty is spreading in the wole society. Japanese labor unions completely failed to confront this neo-liberal offensive. Rather, most of them have been playing a role as tool of the capitalist policy.

JR launched a full-scale outsourcing in 1999. We are very proud of having blocked completely the outsourcing attempts of JR in our workplace for the past 10 years by severe struggle. As counter-measures, JR launched in last October a fresh attack of whole-sale outsourcing of several workplaces. To crush this attempt, Doro-Chiba waged five waves of strike from last autumn to this spring and succeeded again to stop the outsourcing not only in Chiba but also the whole area of JR East this time.

After all these development, we are now faced with a decisive moment of the struggle. Doro-Chiba is preparing for strike from this autumn to next spring to fight outsorucing. This struggle is closely united with the struggle for reinstatement of dismissed national railway workers. Without figiting privatization and outsourcing, “reconstruction of labor movement” makes no sense at all. We pledge to carry out the struggle with all our force for the future of working class and labor movement.
Brothers and sisters of Kan-Nama (Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport Workers Kansai Area Branch) has made a great breakthrough in giving a terrible blow to the gigantic general contractors of the paste cement industry by four months’ strike. This is a historical victory for working class. We are firmly deermined to creat a new labor movement to squarely confront the current global economic crisis with the brave sruggle of Kan-Nama and ongoing national railway sturuggle at the forefront.

We see before us a lot of difficulties. The reality is, however, the whole society is filled with angry voices of people and a vast number of workers are seeking change. But it is also a fact that those indignat workers, who feel betrayed by politicians and labor bosses, are not yet aware of thier own powe to change everything. Therefore, it is our duty to tell them that individual workers and thier united struggle are the only power to change the whole society and to organize numerous angry voices into a struggle with definite policy and orientation for the rivival of labor movement.
The nationwide movement to promote national railway struggle is born with an aim to help organize labor movement torespond the nedds of today’s explosive situation.
I’m closing my spech with an earnest call on all our friends rallying to this meeting from across the country to rise up for a decisive action from now on.

Let’me thank all international delegates from Korea, US, Germany and other contries for your participation in this rally. Next year we shall surely mobilize twofold number of working people to the rally.
Thank you!

KCTU Seoul Regional Council

Roh Myung Woo, First Vice-President

Let's go on to the alternative society through the international solidarity of workers and masses, overcoming the crisis of capital!

I, Roh Myung Woo, First Vice-President of KCTU Seoul Regional Counsel want to send a heartfelt solidarity greeting to you, the participants of this rally, who are fighting to realize withdrawal of dismissal of 1047 National Railway Workers, to expand Nation-wide Movement of National Railway Struggle, to confront constitutional revision, war, privatization and union busting, and to intensify the international unity of the working class. Tujaeng!

The capital and its state powers also acknowledge themselves that the world system of capitalism is faced with a collapse. The neoliberal policies, the last means for capitalism to prolong its life, can’t stop the impending catastrophe. The capital is inflicting large-scale dismissals and wage cuts on lots of workers. The minimal public and social functions heretofore remained in Korea have been rapidly dismantled. The capital and its administrations, responsible for the present economic crisis, are shifting their responsibilities on the shoulders of workers and masses without taking any consequences.

Under the current economic crisis the workers who are indirectly employed are suffering every kind of disdain and discrimination. Recently there is the move going on in South Korea to increase categories of dispatch labor and to universalize such form of employment. A short time ago we experienced a court judgment to illegalize the dispatch of workers of big manufacturing industries. Nevertheless nothing has happened as yet. Dispatch labor is rather generalized in industrial areas in Seoul (Guro for instance) as well as in Incheon. But Subcontracted and indirectly employed workers have been waging powerful struggles against dispatch labor, the slavery of today. The dispatched workers in Japan and South Korea are requested to fight together for abolishment of the dispatch laws and for securement of right to live as well as right to work.

In the morning of May Day this year, Lee Myeong Bak administration made the “Time-off System” that prohibits employers to pay wages to full-time union officials. The government is also scheming to obstruct solidarity actions among labor unions, to undermine three primary rights of labor unions, and to strangulate democratic labor movement. It threatens workers’ employment and deprive them of the right to live. Under the pretext of G20 Summit Talks, which take place on November 11 and 12 in Seoul, Korea, the government are also rolling back democracy: roadside stands and homeless people have been expelled from the city. Immigrant workers have been deported. Indiscriminate search at checkpoints and oppression of rallies and demonstrations by military forces are justified invoking the Special Police Act.
However, the KCTU is preparing a huge rally to condemn G20 Summit Talks, which serves to prolong crisis of capitalism and intensify exploitation of workers. We must at the same time demonstrate that the working class can conquer the right to live only by international solidarity.

Comrades! In face of outrageous activities of the capital we have no choice but to fight. We must put an end to capitalism in its deep crisis through unity and solidarity of workers. Today’ rally is a new starting point. Let’s get to know all kinds of workers’ struggles all over the world! Let’s realize workers’ internationalism! We are one and the same class. On behalf of 160,000 members of KCTU, I once again want to send messages of respect and appreciation to you, the Japanese comrades. Thank you very much!

Get away with the dispatch system, the slavery of today! Abolish indirect employment!

Stop privatization and union busting! Intensify unity of the working class!

Let’s confront the economic crisis through the Japanese- Korean workers’ solidarity! Let’s defend the right to live of workers and masses at all cost!

Let's go on to the alternative society through the international solidarity of workers, overcoming the crisis of capital!

Tujaeng! Solidarity!

KCTU Special Committee to Fight for the Reinstatement of Dismissed Workers

Kim Un-Young,
President, Committee for the Detained, the Wanted and the Dismissed Workers

We appreciate deeply that you let us join in the Doro-Chiba struggle for the sake of the international solidarity of dismissed workers of Doro-Chiba.

We are very glad to form the international solidarity with the workers and comrades of Doro-Chiba that has been fighting self-devotedly against neoliberalism and its repressions on workers for several decades. We promise firmly that we build up this solidarity on behalf of the dismissed workers in South Korea.

Capitalism in its crisis of very collapse, neoliberalism, carries out one repression after another to shift its responsibilities on the shoulders of workers.

Speculative capitals of neoliberalism have been making cross-border corporate activities and have been exploiting low-wage workers. Neoliberalism is on the same time carrying on with large-scale privatization, transforming even the basic industries of the state to the means of moneymaking, advocating management efficiency.

We saw the DVD of Doro-Chiba that shows its history concerning struggle against the neoliberal privatization and dismissal for restructuring purpose.

The symbol of Japanese neoliberalism is the division and privatization of JNR. Contrariwise the symbol of the fight against neoliberalism, privatization and dismissal is the fierce struggle of the workers of Doro-Chiba. We are sure of that.

We have learned many things from your struggle.

Compared with Japan, the scale of capital is small in South Korea. And neoliberalism began relatively later. So the situation is as follows. Speculative capitals have been exploiting workers and now getting away from South Korea, leaving ghost factories: Lots of workers there are now fighting desperately for their right to life. In spite of intimidation of police, mobilizing helicopters, hundreds of female workers of KEC are fighting overall sit-in strikes in their factory for dear life. The workers of Ssangyong Motor, GM Daewoo, Donghui Auto, Kiryung Electoronics, and JEI (Workbooks) are waging bitter struggles, calling for “Abolish irregular workers!”

Lee Myung-bak administration is stepping up crackdowns on unions of public sectors, teachers, railways, power generation and so on, saying "Dismissed workers are no longer the members of unions. Kick them out!" Despite impending collapse of neoliberalism, this administration doesn't abandon the scheme of privatization of public sectors and is keeping on attacking unions and dismissed workers of the public sectors that form obstacles to his privatization plan.

In face of such repressions by Lee Myung-bak administration and the capital there begins the struggle of dismissed workers in front of the Diet, spearheaded by public sectors, urban railways, teachers and so on. The fight is still sporadic but is expanding gradually: Its slogans are "Smash neoliberalism!" "Withdraw dismissal!" and "Defend KCTU to the death!"

Our organization will hold a national workers' all-out rally for the dismissed workers in this December to combine the struggles of dismissed workers in our country and to intensify our fight.

To make preparations for that I can't participate in your National Workers' All-out Rally also in this year, for which we must deeply apologize to the comrades of Doro-Chiba.

I hope I will take part in your November rally next year. We swear that we will fight together with the workers of Doro-Chiba till the day where the labor emancipation will be realized. Let's fight back repressions from the side of the capital! Let's go on strong offensives as huge waves in the Pacific! And finally: Let's put an end to the rule of the capital!
Long live the international solidarity of workers!
Long live realization of the labor emancipation!

Speech of Ingrid Gunnell (UTLA) on Nov. 7 National Workers Rally

Good afternoon! My name is Ingrid Gunnell and I am an Elementary School Teacher from Los Angeles. I am also a mother. I have 2 sons, a 4 year-old named Gianni, and a 5 year-old named Frankie. My 5 year-old started Kindergarten this year in a public school and my 4 year-old will be in Kindergarten next year. I have always been a strong advocate for public education, but becoming a mother has given me a new perspective. I have kept social justice at the forefront of all of my professional decisions.

The right-wing has done a very good job of turning the public against public education. In the last 10 years there has been a well-orchestrated attack against public education, teachers, and teachers unions in America. They have taken education and put a price on it. The price is profits for corporations and billionaires, while continually underfunding public schools from preschool through college. We have increased class size, programs such as arts, science, libraries, and athletics have been minimized or cut completely, and supplies and technology often have to be paid for by teachers. Yet the academic standards continue to be raised and expectations for student achievement are higher than ever.
Since Obama became the President, attacks against public education have increased exponentially. This is extraordinarily disheartening, since we are the very people that helped him get elected, but he has taken the education agenda of Bush and made it drastically worse. Since he’s been in office, he has appointed Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who never taught in a public school. Charter Schools have been put on a pedestal as the greatest educational reform movement, even though numerous research studies have proven that Charter Schools do no better in raising student achievement than regular public schools.
There’s a documentary movie about the positive effects of charter schools and the negative effects of teachers unions that is being heralded by many politicians and media outlets as a wake-up call for educational reform. Merit Pay, which is teachers’ pay for performance of students on standardized tests, is being pushed as a way to make teachers care about their work.

The Los Angeles Times Newspaper put a database on the internet to rate teachers’ effectiveness, based on a formula with many errors called Value Added Measure, from least effective to most effective. One of our colleagues, Rigoberto Ruelas, could not take the public humiliation of a flawed analysis of his teaching by the Los Angeles Time. After his name and the inaccurate evaluation of his teaching ability were published on the internet, he committed suicide. I know there have been teachers here in Japan that has committed suicide because of the pressures they face. I want you to know that your colleagues in Los Angeles support you.
In the face of all of these attacks, President Obama has either been in agreement or remained silent. He has not defended teachers, public education, or teachers unions. It is apparent that he wants to rely on unproven reform models, media outlets, and rich corporations to reform education while leaving teachers out of the discussion.
What I found most interesting when my Japanese colleagues visited Los Angeles in the summer was the obvious similarities between our countries in the attack on public education and teachers. Together we can fight. I am honored to join you, the workers of Japan and throughout the world, in our struggle for Public Education and Workers’ Rights. Thank you.

< ILWU-TWSC Speech >

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I bring solidarity and greetings to you from the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee and militant members of the ILWU in Northern California.

Millions of working people in the United States are in dire straits. They have been dispossessed of their homes, jobs and healthcare. Transit and public workers are also under a frontal attack by both Republican and Democratic party politicians who are attacking their pensions and making cutbacks on their conditions and benefits.

Many capitalist politicians supported by the US union leadership have sought to pit public transit workers against seniors, youth and disabled by blaming fare increases or cutbacks in services on the drivers and their wages.
This has been perpetrated against mostly Black and Latino drivers. On October 23, 2010 Northern California ILWU longshore workers and SEIU 1021 Oakland City workers took work action to protest the murder of young Black worker Oscar Grant and to demand justice. This is an important action against the growing repression and police killings in the Black and Latino communities.

Instead of jobs and education millions of youth face repression and prisons or going into the military to fight the rich man’s war. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to terrorize and murder people in these countries and the US has backed the growing confrontation and militarization of Asia.
We support the struggle of the Japanese working class to shut the US military bases in Okinawa and for an end to the blockade of North Korea.

In the Bay Area the TWSC helped support action in solidarity with Palestinian workers when ILWU longshore workers boycotted the Israeli Zim shipping line because of its support for the apartheid regime in Israel. This was the first workers action in the US to provide direct working class support for Palestinian workers.

The working people in the United States have been told by most union leaders that Obama and the Democrats will solve this crisis yet this crisis cannot be solved by politicians whether they are Democrats or Republicans. It can only be solved by the working class building independent organizations and using its power at the point of production to fight for justice and against imperial war.
We are confident that our mutual solidarity and joint struggles will grow in the coming year and workers power and internationalism will strengthen our bonds and bring us victories.

Appeal from Kan-Nama (Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport Workers Kansai Area Branch)
Go Yeong Nam, Vice President,

Four months’ strike in ready-mixed concrete industry in Kansai Area is going to achieve a victory by the joint struggle of medium and small companies and the workers of these companies.
(1) All the general contractors have accepted the new price!
Since July 2, general strike has been fought by Kan-Nama (Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport Workers Kansai Area Branch) for a long period of four months. Finally on September 24, in the third meeting of the collective bargaining of three labor unions, it was announced by the management that two general contractors, Takenaka and Ohbayashi, which had obstinately refused to accept the new price [offered by the strikers], finally decided to give in.
By this decision, shipment ban of ready-mixed concrete since September 27 was lifted to the construction sites of large-scale project, ordered by major general contractors (Umeda Northern Yard, Abeno redevelopment, Festival Tower, etc). With this, all objects supplied by the Osaka Wide Area Ready-Mixed Concrete Cooperative have got a new price.
A historically memorable victory and result are going to be realized by the joint struggle of the medium and small companies and the workers of these companies.

It should be noted that repeated attempts were made from the outset of the strike by the major general contractors and major trading companies (three companies) to bring in confusion and split in the Cooperatives by offering interest or intimidation to put in litigation over damages, etc. Actually scabs made several attempts to destroy the striking picket in the early stage of the struggle.

Even within the rank of labor unions belonging to the coordinating organization, Ready-Mixed Concrete Industrial Policy Conference (Ready-Mixed Concrete Industry Labor Union, All Japan Dockworkers’ Union, and Kan-Nama), there have been organizational difficulties, which caused temporary dropout of some of the unions from the rank of strike.

After achieving a lot of success, strike is still continuing to confirm and put in practice the content of the agreement reached at the collective bargaining. Some of the companies and distributors are reluctant to answer to the demand for payment of the Cooperative in spite of the agreement by document on the new higher price of ready-mixed concrete by the major general contractors, major trading companies and distributors. They are trying to undermine little by little the agreement of the new higher price through partial sabotage of payment.

In spite of these fierce attacks, strike has been carried out for four months owing to the leadership of the Kan-Nama, which has been demonstrated in the following points: (1) correctness of the analysis of the situation before us, (2) correct policy of the struggle and unflinching spirit to materialize it, (3) confidence of rank and file union members in the struggle for pay raise upon the demand of the workplaces and their tenacious actions to continue strike and picket line, watching the attack by scabs against wage cut and heat wave.

(2) The strike continued for four months’ long. Why?
The concerted action of the major general contractors (Takenaka, Ohbayashi and so on) and 22 companies (major and medium general contractors in Kansai area), organized into the Material Research Club in refusing the new price of ready-mixed concrete proposed by the Cooperative, are largely responsible for a prolonged strike.

Meanwhile, the change of tactics (selective shipping of ready-mixed concrete) succeeded to bring a split among the contractors from July 23. A part of general contractors who could no longer suffer the stoppage of ready-mixed concrete shipping began to tell us secretly through the sub-contractors that they accepted the raise of the price in spite of their official refusal.

These moves, however, did not change the whole situation. The strike was obliged to be long not because of the “great wall of powerful major general contractors” but because of the rebellion of subsidiaries of Kansai Ube (a major cement manufacturer) and a part of companies associated with major distributors, which caused troubles in the Cooperative and resulted in annulling the results of agreement on the new higher price of ready-mixed concrete. This move was in concert with the attack of the major general contractors.
From a different point of view, these severe developments clearly teach us that every counter-offensive from the side of the major general contractors and trade companies can be defeated by the joint struggle of medium and small enterprises together with the struggle of workers of these enterprises when they are firmly united and a great achievement will be reached.

The present ruling structure of Japan is barely sustained by the division and discrimination policy of a small number of monopoly capital over medium and small enterprises and their workers. The present industrial strike of ready-mix industry in Kansai area has shown us that even gigantic monopoly capital has no counter-measures in face of united power of the majority, that is, workers and medium and small enterprises, when they overcome division and discrimination and join the power in demanding monopoly capital bargaining on an equal bases.

The current strike is characterized by the fact that the Ready-mixed concrete Industrial Policy Conference, a coordinating organization of labor unions, headed by the Kan-Nama, has organizing rate of only 30% and has exercised a powerful influence over 250 companies and enterprises in Osaka, related to ready-mixed concrete industry in spite of these relatively small numbers.

This fact testifies that a large number of unorganized workers and medium and small enterprises have found their own interest in the demands of the strikers, or the Ready-Mixed Concrete Industrial Policy Conference, and supported the strike in various ways.

Thus the superiority of industrial labor movement is fully proved.
The present strike of ready-mixed concrete industry in Kansai area is an exemplary struggle for the industrial cooperatives of medium and small enterprises, which composes almost 90% of Japanese industrial activities and workers of these enterprises who are disappointed with the present situation of Japanese labor movement.

(3)The end of the present struggle means the beginning of a new struggle

Now ready-mixed concrete industry in Kansai area is going to gain a great achievement by the strike carried out with Kan-Nama as its head. But problem remains how to make partition of the sum of money gained by the struggle among higher transportation fare of cement as well as of concrete mixer and a large-scale pay raise. Workers are now faced with the beginning of negotiation over pay raise, a fundamental demand of Spring Labor Offensive.

We must be prepared for the rollback and counter-offensive of major general contractors and companies who were forced to bear a significant sum of expenditure by the struggle. The achievement of the strike can’t be regarded as assured and stable.

The financial crisis triggered by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers has developed into a global economic crisis, driving the capitalist system into catastrophe. Intensification of competition among monopoly capitals forces them to resort to desperate attempts.
In regard to the cement manufacturers and the general contractors, will evidently launch a fierce attack on workers and medium and small enterprises: enforcement of cheaper price of ready-mixed concrete and wage cut.

They have already launched attacks: a part of general contractors is moving to refuse purchase of ready-mixed concrete from the Cooperative and a part of affiliate enterprises are beginning to withdraw from the Cooperative. The major general contractors and companies are trying to drive a wedge into the “joint struggle and unity of medium and small enterprises and workers”.
To defend the achievement of the struggle, it is necessary to strengthen unity of medium and small enterprises in the Cooperative and to promote joint struggle with workers.

We must be also prepared for the possible political repression (every sort of frame-ups) on Kan-Nama that played an essential role in the recent struggle, to destroy union organization. Though the four-months’ long strike is going to end, we must realize the fact that 40 companies are still out of the Cooperative in the ready-mixed concrete industry in Kansai and a large number of workers are not yet organized. When the situation is left as it is now, it will enable the enemy to drive a wedge.

Our fresh task is to overcome the present situation. The struggle continues and the task is clear before us. The industrial movement in Kansai’s ready-mixed concrete industry is not only a matter of a specific field. This struggle and its achievement should be shared by all workers of Japan in every region and every industrial branch. When it is realized, Japanese labor movement will have a vigorous momentum to survive.
We are required to prepare for a new struggle and strengthen our struggle.

DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA