Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Workers say ‘Hands off my mate’ in march through Grimsby


March and rally, Grimsby town centre

WHERE: Frederick Ward Way
DATE: Saturday, 6th June 2009
TIME: 11:30am

On Saturday 6th June at 11:30am, 300 workers from the Associated British Ports (ABP) will march through the town of Grimsby to raise public awareness of ABP’s attack on employees’ terms and conditions and the effect it will have on both workers and the local community.

A ‘Hands off my mate’ themed event will see the ABP workforce take to the streets carrying posters and placards urging ABP’s management to keep away from their working conditions and not to impose redundancies.

This will be followed by a march through Grimsby to the former MFI car park, just off Freeman Street for a rally at 12:15pm. Speakers at the rally will include local MP Austin Mitchell and Unite regional secretary, Davey Hall.

Davey Hall said: “This march will be a fantastic opportunity to show ABP’s management and the people of this town that our members are determined to protect their terms and conditions and jobs.

“The workers have had tremendous support from the local community so we are hoping they will be out in force tomorrow morning.

“Two coaches full of Unite members from Hull will also be joining us on the march to show their support.”

ABP is the largest port company in the UK with over 20 ports around England, Scotland and Wales.


Anonymous said...

Is this very helpfull now the date has passed, how exactly are we supposed to show our support and march with our brothers and sisters in Grimsby? Is it just me or is this the typical incompetence of our reps? I can understand why some members have cancelled their membership......

C Shift Tug rep said...

Many thanks for your comment. I have run this site until very reciently on my own with no help or backing from any other union member.
I'd like to say I have a life outside of the port and I am very sorry that I wasn't at my pc on my day off to bring you the story earlier.
Maybe you would like to email me with stories you think would be of interest to our work force and I'll put them on the site for you.