Support for Public Sector Workers' on Thursday

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Head Office Circular No. NP/118/14

To the Secretary all Branches,
Council of Executive members,
Regional Councils and Regional Offices.

Friday 7th July 2014


Dear Colleagues,


SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS’ ON THURSDAY


A number of unions have called industrial action to take place on Thursday 10th July. Public sector workers are protesting the imposition of a 1% pay rise – which would represent yet another year where their living standards decline (taking into account inflation).


Irrespective of whether the UK economy is in a sound position, the country is already and is predicted to continue registering growth. And workers must take their share – as many are expected to do.


Public sector workers will be joined by RMT members at Transport for London who will be taking a further 24 hours of joint strike action, protesting TfL’s plans to impose their “Pay for Performance” proposals.


RMT will always back workers fighting to achieve a fair deal. RMT members and activists are therefore encouraged to offer campaigning support to colleagues working in the public sector in their industrial action over pay on 10th July.
Please sign the petition at http://act.goingtowork.org.uk/page/s/tell-the-party-leaders-that-britain-needs-a-payrise and join in one of the events taking place across the country:


Bedford
10am rally at The Salvation Army, Bedford Congress Hall, Horne Lane, Bedford MK40 1NY (near Riverside Square Car Park)

Birmingham
Assemble 11:30am at Victoria Square with march and rally

Bournemouth
March: 12:30 assemble under flyover Bournemouth Pier entrance, BH2 5AA
Rally: 1pm opposite BIC, Exeter Road, BH2 5BH

Bradford
March: assemble at 10:45am in Centenary Square
Rally: taking place back in the Square, after the march has concluded

Bristol
March: 10:30 assemble on College Green, Anchor Rd, BS1 5DB
Rally: 12 noon on College Green, BS1 5DB

Cambridge
Assemble from 10am Parkers Piece
March at 11am (route to be confirmed)
Rally: Parkers Piece at 12 noon

Cardiff
Temple Of Peace, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff CF10 3AP

Carlisle
Assemble at the Bandstand, Carlisle Town Centre at 12.30pm
Rally to start at 1pm

Chester
Rally: Town Hall Square at 12:30

Coventry
Assemble at 10am for mass rally and demo at Broadgate.

Derby
11am Market Place, Derby

Doncaster
March will assemble at 12 noon outside the Civic Offices in Nigel Gresley Square with the rally taking place back in the Square, on completion of the march

Edinburgh
Rally at 11am at The Mound Precinct, Edinburgh

Exeter
March: 10:45am assemble Belmont Park, EX4 6SS
Rally: 11:30am Bedford Square, Princesshay EX1 (off the High Street)

Glasgow
12:30pm outside Buchanan Galleries at the Donald Dewar Statue

Gloucester
March: 11:30am assemble at The Docks, Gloucester City Council building GL1 7EQ
Rally: 12 noon outside The Shire Hall, Westgate St, GL1 2TG

Hull
March will assemble at 10am at the Unison Building with the rally taking place after the march into the city centre

Ipswich
Assemble at Giles Circus at 11am and then march through the pedestrianized part of Ipswich, returning to Giles Circus where there will be speeches from members of the unions participating in the industrial action

Kings Lynn
March and Rally starting at 12 noon

Leicester
Orton Square Outside Athena) at 11:45am for march through the city centre to Town Hall

Lincoln
Assemble 11:30am outside the Sea Cadets and Mouchel buildings on Brayford Wharf North before culminating ina rally from 12 noon in City Square

Liverpool
Assemble Pier Head at 10:30am
March at 11am
Rally at St Georges Hall Plateau from 12:30pm.

London
Assemble at 11:30am, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place
March at noon to rally in Trafalgar Square from 1–2pm

Luton
Details to be confirmed but likely will be:
assemble at Market Hill, march down the A6 up towards Stuart Street, head down towards the town hall and up George Street to Market Hill

Manchester
Rally at Piccadilly Gardens starts at 12:30pm

Norwich
12 noon assemble at Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich where the Red Flags should be playing
Have a few 1 minute speeches from rank and file union members on the theme "Why I have gone on strike"
This will be followed by a short march through the city after which re-convene in Chapelfield for a few more speeches.
Event finishes at 2pm

Nottingham
Assemble 11:30am at Victoria Square with march and rally

Peterborough
From 9:30am outside the Bridge Street Court House for the 10am march to St John's Square (behind the church on Cathedral Square)

Plymouth
March: Assemble outside the Civic Centre, Armada Way, PL1 2AA
Rally: 12 noon outside the Civic Centre after the march

Preston
Assemble Corn Market at 11am for march at 11:45am. Rally at Flag Market from 12 noon

Sheffield
March will assemble at 11:30am at Devonshire Green, with the rally taking place at 1pm outside City Hall, Barkers Pool

Southend
Rally 12 noon, outside Odeon Cinema, Southend High Street

Stoke
Assemble 12 noon outside Kings Hall, Kingsway Stoke

Swindon
12 noon in front of The Cenotaph, Purton St, SN5

Telford
DSG Donnington workers will be marching out at 12:45pm and a rally is being held at Cordingley Hall (now Casey's)

Torquay
Assemble at 10am
Rally starts at 11am outside Torquay Town Hall, Castle Circus TQ1 3DR

Trowbridge
Rally: 10:30am outside the Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place BA14 8AH

Truro
12 noon High Cross, Union Place TR1 2AJ

Wolverhampton
Rally at 10am
Assemble at Civic Square (outside Civic Centre Council Offices)

York
Assemble at 12 noon at Clifford's Tower with the rally taking place at 1pm at St Sampson's Square

Yours sincerely,



Mick Cash
Acting General Secretary