Sunday, 26 April 2009

Thousands of workers head to Birmingham for national march for jobs

WHEN: from 11am, Saturday, 16th May, 2009

WHERE: Birmingham City Centre

WHO: Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, Unite joint general secretaries, Brendan Barber, TUC, plus leading figures from the world of business and politics, including former trade minister and first time marcher Digby Jones, alongside thousands of workers from across the UK.
National march for jobs

As unemployment rises across the UK and key sectors of the economy are battered by the recession, Unite, the UK’s biggest union, is to bring thousands of people from across the country to march in defence of their jobs.
The national march for jobs on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 through central Birmingham will see workers from every sector of the economy stand together to send a message to the government that protecting jobs must be the number one priority.
Unite is pressing for the government to:
implement a short-time working subsidy to keep people in work and off the dole
more sizeable and speedy action to support UK manufacturing
more help for business from the state-aided
greater protection for UK workers from redundancy.

No comments: