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Backing grows for Birmingham march

Issue No. 2220

Councillor Albert Bore and the Birmingham City Council Labour group back the Right to Work protest on 3 October

Councillor Albert Bore and the Birmingham City Council Labour group back the Right to Work protest on 3 October


With just over a week to go to the protest in Birmingham, support is flooding in from across Britain.

The latest backing comes from the National Union of Students and the Aslef train drivers’ union.

Billy Hayes, general secretary of the post and communications workers union the CWU, has written to every branch to encourage members to join the protest—and join the CWU bloc which will be marching on it.

The campaign for the march to be allowed to pass the conference has received the backing of MPs, including Labour leadership hopefuls Diane Abbott and Ed Balls, along with 11 trade union general secretaries.

Labour left veteran Tony Benn has also backed the call, as have the entire Labour group on Birmingham City Council.

Anyone who wants to fight the Tory cuts must get to Birmingham and bring fellow students, workmates and campaigners.

For details of coaches and materials to download go to www.righttowork.org.uk


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