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Trade unionists join the protest outside the Labour Party Conference

Issue No. 2019

Union banners on the march (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Union banners on the march (Pic: Guy Smallman)


There were at least 80 union banners on the march, a very high number. They included:

Unison

  • Concorde NHS
  • Kirklees
  • Manchester passenger transport
  • London fire brigade
  • Telford
  • Salford mental health
  • Dundee city
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Tayside
  • Brent
  • City of Edinburgh
  • Surrey county
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Greater London region
  • Wigan
  • Manchester Community & Health, and Manchester Pennine branches produced a special joint placard “Fund Health not War”
  • Bolton Metro
  • Sheffield North General Hospital
  • Darlington
  • Northern Region
  • Newcastle City health
  • NHS Logistics
  • Plymouth
  • Sandwell general
  • Scottish Enterprise and careers development
  • SOAS
  • Avon mental health
  • Hammersmith

RMT

  • London transport regional committee
  • Manchester and North West

PCS

  • National
  • North West region
  • North Merseyside
  • Salford revenue
  • Defra London
  • Liverpool DWP
  • Manchester and Salford DWP

Amicus

  • Merseyside and Cheshire health service
  • Telford
  • Greater Manchester IT

NUJ

  • National
  • London Magazine
  • Manchester
  • South Yorkshire

NUT

  • Islington
  • Liverpool
  • Camden
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Bolton
  • Redbridge
  • Cambridge

UCU

  • National
  • Cambridge
  • City & Islington
  • North West region
  • Blackburn College

Trades Councils

  • Aberdeen
  • Camden
  • Sheffield
  • Cambridge

Bectu

  • National banner

CWU

  • London north west C&C

National Union of Students

  • Goldsmiths
  • SOAS
  • University of Manchester

Was your banner there and you’re not on the list? Send us an e-mail to be included!

Organising for Fighting Unions conference

Don’t forget the Organising for Fighting Unions conference which takes place on Saturday 11 November at Shoreditch Town Hall in London. It will discuss how to build effective unions and what sort of political representation they need.

It is backed by hundreds of union representatives and groups in the frontline such as the Merseyside firefighters.

Speakers include RMT general secretary Bob Crow and John McDonnell, the left wing Labour MP who is challenging for the leadership of the Labour Party.

Registration fee £10 per delegate. Contact Organising for Fighting Unions, 9 Club Row, London E1 6JX. E-mail sam@respectcoalition.org or phone 020 7613 5624.


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Sat 23 Sep 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2019
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