Outline of the day Saturday 30th April 2016
11.45 Starting Rally
12.15 May Day march
Bring your union banners, march bands, your members and yourselves
13.00 -17.00 Indoors at the Mechanics Institute and outdoors at Sackville Gardens
A day of events, discussion, around 30 stalls, exhibitions, film showings, music and entertainment.
- looking back at our history including the history of trade unionism in Manchester and the Spanish Civil War.
- planning how we stand up for our planet, our NHS and our rights at work today.
- making links with trade unionists from around the world, including the USA, Ireland, Palestine and Latin America.
Events will be hosted by:
Communication Workers Union
Dublin Trades Council
Frack Free Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Campaign Against Climate Change
Manchester Trades Council with Spring
Mary Quaile Club
Migrants Supporting Migrants
Musicians Union with Claire Mooney
National Union of Teachers and the Chicago Teachers Union
National Union of Journalists
Peoples History Museum
Rojava and Kobane Solidarity
Unison with War on Want, Palastine Solidarity Campaign and Justice for Columbia among others
Unite the Union with the International Brigades Memorial Trust
Women Asylum Seekers Together
Working Class Movement Library
The Real Junk Food Project will provide pay-as-you-feel food in Sackville Gardens and there will be tea and coffee and a licensed bar at the Mechanics.
17.30 -18.45 May Day rally
Confirmed speakers so far:
Christine Blower (General Secretary, NUT),
Lynn Collins (Secretary, NWTUC)
Mark Serwotka (General Secretary, PCS)
Hannah McCarthy (University of Manchester NUS)
Dave Ward (General Secretary, CWU).
And in the evening..
20.00 Banner Theatre present “Chicago - the Great Teachers Strike”.
MTUC and UoM Students' Union present an evening of music. Time and venue to be confirmed.