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Construction workers demonstrations ‘Coming to a town near you’.

Posted by jerryhicks4gs on September 7, 2011

Today (Wednesday 7th) saw a magnificent turnout in London at the shard site where it was good to see a Unite official turn up to support hopefully they’ve woken up at last?

As the Shard protest was ‘hotting up’ there were simultaneous protests in Manchester outside the Town Hall [BBES site] and in Newcastle 50 sparks demonstrated at the RVI Hospital Crown House site.

Things are building up and it’s spreading across the country.

Dates and places to be seen at (so far) are……………………..

Glasgow 10th (Saturday) September: A meeting to plan action. 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG 10.00am – 12.

London 13th (Tuesday) September: A fringe meeting at the TUC conference at ULU Malet Street Room 3b 6.30pm -8.30pm organised by ‘Unite Rank and File committee’ (elected at the Conway Hall meeting). With various speakers including Mick Dooley UCATT General Secretary candidate, and a film show of blacklisting. We hope to lobby Unite delegates during the week of the TUC conference at Congress House.

London 14th (Wednesday) September: Demo at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, Pudding Mill Lane [DRL] at 6.30-830am. We will do our best to get some media coverage and may have a few surprises in store. Spread the word let’s make it the biggest protest so far.

Manchester 14th (Wednesday) September: Demo at Balfours site New Paper Mill in Carrington. Junction 8 off the M 60 and 4 miles along the exit road on the right at 6.30am.

Newcastle 16th (Friday) September: A sparks rally at Newcastle Labour Club at 7pm hosted by Newcastle Central Branch. This meeting is the chance to get together and decide ‘what next for the North East’ A demo outside Balfour Beatty, Percy St Newcastle 6.30am seems a pretty good idea for the following Wednesday (21st ).The Unite Offices are just around the corner, so not far for them to come!

Manchester 1st (Saturday) October Meeting at the Mechanics Institute 12-3pm
To discuss the dispute and to decide ‘What next for the North West’ all welcome.

Don’t wait for us………………. If your Town is not included in the above then here’s what to do….. Choose a site, pick a time, date, and venue and protest. Let us know what you’ve decided and we will help get the message out.

Keep up the fight united together we can defeat this outrageous attack on our agreement join unite today get organised take these rouge traders to the cleaners!

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