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Building the resistance outside Labour conference

Issue No. 2169

The rage against Labour is set to explode on Sunday 27 September as thousands march on the party’s conference in Brighton.

Support for the demonstration is growing every day. Over the last week the protest has been backed by the CWU communications union and the RMT transport union.

This means a total of six national unions – UCU, NUT, PCS, NUJ, RMT and CWU – are now backing the demonstration, as well as Stop the War, Unite Against Fascism and Fight for the Right to Work.

Workers from Visteon and Vestas will also join the march.

In Birmingham trades council activists are holding a mobilising public meeting with speakers from each of the different local union branches.

Stuart Richardson, from the trades council, told Socialist Worker, “We’re trying to bring together workers’ struggles locally. We want to fight for public services.”

The trades council is organising a coach to the protest.

“It’s not just about talk,” Stuart says, “it’s about action.”

Defend jobs and public services, Birmingham trades council public meeting, Wednesday 23 September, Council House, Birmingham

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Tue 15 Sep 2009, 19:34 BST
Issue No. 2169
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