Rally for Trade Union Freedom: 18th October 2007

Following the Trade Union Rights and Freedom Bill failing to be alloted time for discussion at its first reading on 2nd March (see Hansard), John McDonnell MP has now tabled the Bill for a second reading on 19th October 2007. To support the 2nd reading, the United Campaign has organised a demonstration and rally for 18th October at Westminster and are asking supporters to join the postcard campaign asking MPs to remain in the House of Commons on 19th October to show their support for the Bill. Speakers at the Rally John Hendy QC – IER Chairman John McDonnell MP

18th October 2007 – 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Following the Trade Union Rights and Freedom Bill failing to be alloted time for discussion at its first reading on 2nd March (see Hansard), John McDonnell MP has now tabled the Bill for a second reading on 19th October 2007.

To support the 2nd reading, the United Campaign has organised a demonstration and rally for 18th October at Westminster and are asking supporters to join the postcard campaign asking MPs to remain in the House of Commons on 19th October to show their support for the Bill.

Speakers at the Rally

  • John Hendy QC – IER Chairman
  • John McDonnell MP
  • Phil McGarry – STUC President
  • Bob Crow – RMT General Secretary
  • Tony Woodley – Unite T&G General Secretary
  • Paul Kenny – GMB General Secretary
  • Keith Ewing – IER President
  • Mark Serwotka – PCS General Secretary
  • Brain Caton – POA General Secretary
  • Katy Clark MP
  • Jeremy Dear – NUJ General Secretary
  • Jon Cruddas MP
  • Gail Cartmail – UNITE AMICUS Assistant General Secretary
  • Matt Wrack – FBU General Secretary
  • Patrick Roach – NASUWT Assistant General Secretary
  • Christine Blower – NUT Deputy General Secretary
  • Manuel Cortes – TSSA Deputy General Secretary

Event Details

  • Thursday 18 October 2007

Time

  • 4.00-4.30pm – Assemble opposite House of Commons
  • 4.30-5.30pm – Demonstration outside House of Commons
  • 5.30-7.30pm – Rally in Committee Room 14, House of Commons

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The United Campaigns postcard is available for circulation as are a flyer for the event and an advert for websites and email newsletters.

If you would like to be kept informed contact either the United Campaign (ryates@unitedcampaign.org.uk) or the Institute (office@ier.org.uk) for further information.