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Join the demo for jobs

Issue No. 2147

Momentum is building for the national demonstration for jobs on Saturday 16 May in Birmingham, called by the Unite union.

This is a crucial event in the battle to stop workers paying for the recession. Trade unionists in Birmingham have set out to make it a huge protest.

“Six local trade unionists went out to a number of big workplaces in the city last week to win support for the Visteon workers and to mobilise for the 16 May demonstration,” said local activist Simon.

“We met union reps at the Eaton components plant, the Cadbury’s chocolate factory, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Jaguar car plant and an Asda store with 1,000 workers. We found that people wanted to fight back and show solidarity.

“They have been explaining to their members why they should join the march.”

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Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2147
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