Please join Croydon TUC May Day March & Rally Sunday 3 May

Croydon May Day March - 1

Croydon May Day March 2014 begins to assemble

Please join  

Croydon Trade Union Congress’s annual May Day March

through the Town Centre this Sunday (3 May)

Assemble 12pm outside Marks & Spencer, North End, West Croydon

Progress to Ruskin House,  23 Coombe Rd  for Rally

Speakers:

Phillipa Harvey, President, National Union of Teachers and local teacher

Clara Paillard, President PCS Culture Sector

Kevin O’Bren, Unison NHS Branch

Ian Ward, Communication Workers Union Executive

Andrew Fisher, Left Economic Advisory Panel

This year’s March and Rally  provides an opportunity for all progressive citizens and their organisations  to send a message to all the General Election candidates about the kind of policies they should be supporting if they are elected.

No to privatisation of the NHS

Defend Public Services

Oppose Austerity

Reject TTIP (US/EC Trade Deal)

May Day

“My duties as a trade unionist do not clash with my duties as a citizen.

The object of good citizenship, I presume, should be the getting rid of

abuses, the elimination of the cause of physical and moral degradation,

and the establishing of those conditions which will operate most

beneficially to the body politic. Chief amongst the causes

that degrade are excessive hours of labour and insufficient wages.

It is the duty of the trade unionist to rectify these wrongs;

it is equally the duty of the citizen. To argue that

all such changes should come solely by trade-union effort,

as some politicians are doing, is to argue that the highest form

of citizenship are to be left unperformed by the citizen.”

–  Tom Mann one of the architects of the organisation of the first May Day labour movement demonstration in London 125 years ago on 4 May 1890.

His argument remains valid today for everyone  who wants to see improvements in pay and conditions in  the work place, the end to workplace exploitation, low wages, and zero hours contracts.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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