Thursday, 8 September 2011

March and Rally - Birmingham for the Alternative

This year the Lib Dems are having their annual conference in Birmingham and the TUC is organising a march and rally to show opposition to the Coalition Government's disastrous policies of pay freezes, cuts and attacks on public services that are producing rising unemployment, cuts in living standards and stagnation. The march will also show the support for The Alternative. We need jobs, growth and justice for a sustainable future and this event will send that message loud and clear.

Date: Sunday 18 September

Assemble at 11 am on Granville Street B1 1JW
Speakers include: Frances O'Grady, Deputy General Secrtary of the TUC, Billy Hayes CWU, Mark Serwotka PCS, Christine Blower NUT, Paul Kenny GMB
We call for the maximum support and are specifically asking unions and trades councils to:

•Encourage all your members to attend, a flier is available to download [PDF] and printed copies are available, to order leaflets e mail clearly stating the number of leaflets wanted and a postal address for delivery, allow 5 working days for delivery ,

•Let us know if you are booking transport and we can give advice on drop off, parking and collection,

•To ensure that we have an effective and safe event we need a number of stewards and all affiliates are asked to nominate a number of stewards, please e mail contact details of potential stewards to

•Consider making a donation to help fund the campaign.

There will be provision for marchers with disabilities, including a short route. It would be helpful if organisations could give as an indication of what their members access requirements are and we will do our very best to ensure that they are met.

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