Friday, 16 September 2011

Update on speakers at Birmingham for the Alternative

Frances O'Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary

As the march and rally for the Alternative approaches we are able to give more information on speakers at the rally.

We are delighted to announce that the TUC Deputy General Secretary, Frances O'Grady, will be joining us fresh from our Congress in London. Frances has worked tirelessly to support the Bombardier workers in Derby and we are expecting a contingent from the plant to march with us on Sunday.

Lee Barron, chair of the Midlands TUC and Regional Secretary of the CWU will host the rally.
We have already announced the presence of a number of General Secretary's including the GMB's Paul Kenny, Bob Crow from the RMT, Billy Hayes from the CWU and Mark Serwotka from PCS.
We are delighted to have three teaching union general Secretaries in Christine Blower from the NUT, Chris Keates, NASUWT, and Mary Bousted, ATL.
Sharon Palmer, Chief Executive of Regional Action West Midlands, will speak on behalf of the voluntary sector in the region and we have Jack Dromey MP for Erdington. 
Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary of Unison returns to the region to speak on behalf of his union.
We shall have a speaker from a local disability group, and are waiting confirmation of the Unite speaker.
(Please note this is not the final running order)

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