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Support grows for Organising for Fighting Unions conference

Issue No. 2014

Across the country support is rolling in for the Organising for Fighting Unions conference.

According to Kate Burlsand from Barnsley UCU, “Barnsley and Wakefield UCU branches have both backed the conference, with Barnsley sending four delegates and Wakefield sending two.

“We went and addressed the South Yorkshire FBU meeting earlier this month and there was really broad support. The meeting was mostly made up of Labour Party members and all those at the meeting were really open to the conference and agreed to send delegates.

“The FBU region is backing the conference, and the chair and secretary are both coming, as are the local NUT branch. We need to keep a momentum going to build the widest possible support for the conference.”

Amongst other sponsors in the last week Oxford & District Trades Council has voted unanimously to sponsor the conference and to send eight delegates. South West No1 CWU branch and HMRC Euston Tower network PCS voted to send three delegates each to the conference.

Among the speakers at the conference are Bob Crow, general secretary RMT, Mark Serwotka, general secretary PCS, John McDonnell MP, George Galloway MP, Matt Wrack, general secretary FBU and John Hendy QC.

Organising for Fighting Unions

Saturday 11 November
Shoreditch Town Hall London

Join hundreds of trade unionists from across the country at the Organising for Fighting Unions conference

  • Create a fighting union movement
  • Discuss the issue of political representation for trade unionists
  • Registration fee is £10 per delegate
Organising for Fighting Unions, 9 Club Row, London E1 6JX

For more information contact: sam@respectcoalition.org or phone 020 7613 5624


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Sat 19 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2014
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