MAY DAY 2015

MAY DAY 2015, Day of the International Working Class

EVENTS AROUND BRITAIN

London: MAY DAY 2015, FRIDAY MAY 1ST, Assemble Clerkenwell Green 12.00, Rally at Trafalgar Square from 14.20. Speakers including – PAUL NOWAK AGS TUC; MARY TURNER President GMB; JOHN HILARY War on Want; MATT WRACK GS FBU; CHRIS BAUGH AGS PCS, MIGRANT COMMUNITIES. Joint Chairs – Eve Turner GLATUC/Tony Lennon SERTUC. Celebrate May Day, fight austerity – fight TTIP – fight racism. TRADE UNION RIGHTS * HUMAN RIGHTS * INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

Birmingham: Sat 2nd May 2015 2-5pm. Birmingham Trades Union Council invite you to celebrate MAY DAY 2015 INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY. Transport House 112 Broad Street B15 1AY.
( http://www.wolvestuc.org.uk/index.php/may-day6/666-may-day-celebrations-in-birmingham )

Chelmsford: Friends Meeting House, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford on 1 May starting at 7.30pm. Guest Speakers: Arsalan Ghani, Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign. A speaker has been invited from the Essex Brigades FBU to update us on their dispute.

Croydon: Mayday 2015 March Rally – Sunday 3rd May , Assemble 12 Midday, Elmwood Road, Croydon, CR0 2PL. Depart by 12.30pm, March behind Schiehallion Pipes Drums, through central croydon to a rally at Ruskin House at 1.30pm. Speakers include; Philipa Harvey NUT, Clara Paillard PCS, Kevin O’Brien Unison, Ian Ward CWU, Andrew Fisher LEAP.

Ipswich: Organised and funded by Ipswich District TUC the 2015 May Day Festival is a free family event celebrating International Workers’ Day. Sunday, 3 May, 2015 – 12:00 to 18:00. Location: Alexandra Park, IP4 1NT

Leeds: [may-day-001.jpg] Leeds TUC May Day March and Rally, Organised by Leeds TUC, With speakers from Syriza, the anti-austerity party in Greece, local trade unionists and activists involved in anti-austerity struggles in Leeds. Saturday 2 May , assemble 11.30am Victoria Gardens (outside Leeds City Art Gallery). This year’s Leeds TUC May Day Rally marks 125 years since the first rally demonstration in 1890.

Manchester: Manchester May Day Festival 2015. When: May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am – May 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am Where: Mechanics institute, princess st .
(For full details, see:http://votehickman.org.uk/?ai1ec_event=manchester-may-day-2015)

Nottingham and Mansfield: Saturday May 2nd. Assemble 10am at The Forest Recreation Ground [Nottingham & Mansfield May Day Flyer]

Oxford: Saturday 2nd May 2015. Assemble on Manzil Way at 12:00 noon for the march to set off at 13:00, then walk down to Bonn Square together for the rally. [Oxford May Day Flyer]

Plymouth: Plymouth TUC are proud to start our Mayday Festival with a music night on May 1st, then our festival on Saturday May 2nd. The festival will take place on Saturday 2nd May, running from noon to 6pm at the Devonport Guildhall, Kerr Street PL1 4EL. To download the flyer, [click here]

Sandwell: Sandwell TUC May Day. Saturday 2nd May 2015 , 3pm till 9pm, CHURCH HILL SOCIAL CLUB, ST. MARYS ROAD, WEDNESBURY, WS10 9DL. Speeches, Theatre, Comedian, Stalls, Balloons, Face Painting, Fun bus, Kids Activities, food all free

South Tyneside: May Day Meeting Celebration. Friday, May 1st, 2015 . Iona Social Club, Hebburn, Station Rd., Tyne And Wear, NE31 1PN [South Tyneside May Day Poster]

Tyne & Wear: MARCH RALLY. Saturday 2 May . Assemble 11.00 am, Princess Square Newcastle upon Tyne. March leaves 11.30 am for rally at 12.15 pm at Exhibition Park [Newcastle May Day Flyer]

Wolverhampton: Friday 1st May 2015 our 21st annual Wolverhampton Workers Day @ Pegasus (function room), Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ. ALL FREE – except the bar! Festival ales, bouncy castle, stalls, mehndi, food (https://www.facebook.com/1stmaywolverhampton)

Yeovil: Yeovil TUC May Day Event 2015. 7:30pm Friday 1st May – International Workers’ Day. Yeovil Labour Club, Central Road Yeovil BA20 1JL.

Scotland

[Programme here]

For full details, see http://www.stuc.org.uk/campaigns-and-external-events/mayday-2015

Aberdeen: Saturday 2nd May; Dundee: Saturday 2nd May; Edinburgh: Saturday 2nd May; Irvine: Saturday 2nd May; Glasgow: Sunday 3rd May [click here]

Wales

Cardiff: The Cardiff Trades Council May Day March and Rally 2015 takes place on Saturday 2nd May 2015 . Assemble at 12.00 (midday) at the southern end of St Mary street, under the railway bridge, on the pavement outside the derelict York Hotel which is opposite the Maldron Hotel. We move off at 12.30 to march through the streets of Cardiff City centre to a rally at the Temple of Peace, King Edward V11 Avenue, Cathays Park Cardiff. The Rally should start at 1.15pm and a full list of speakers will be announced shortly. Help to spread the message to friends, family, contacts, colleagues etc and lets all help to make this a massive event. For details of the Facebook event we have created [click here]

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