TUC : March and Rally for an Alternative
Thousands of Tories will descend on Manchester for their conference that starts on Sunday 2nd October. The Tory cabinet will be joined by all of their MP’s and Councillors, their members and supporters. There will be over 10,000 Tories in Manchester!
12 noon Liverpool Rd. (off Deansgate) Manchester M3 4JR. This venue is a 10 minute walk from the train stations at Piccadilly, Victoria, and Oxford Rd. The coach drop coach drop off near by on Water St. Manchester M3 4JU
Salford Feeder March
Assemble 10:30am at Fire Station Square, Salford M5 4NZ
Off The Crescent, opposite Salford University. The Salford will be joined by a delegation from Wigan. This march goes via Bexley Square (where flowers will be laid in commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Bexley Square) and via Lower Byrom St into Liverpool Road.
Education Feeder March
Assemble 11am, University Place, Oxford Rd. Manchester, M13 9PL. This march is set to join the main March at Deansgate/Liverpool Rd. It is called by Manchester Education Activist Network. Supported by: Manchester University Student Union, Manchester University Against Fees and Cuts, Manchester Metropolitan EAN, Salford Uni Against Cuts, Xavarian College Students Against Cuts, Bury College Students Against Cuts, Manchester Socialist Workers Party
Disabled people’s short march
Details of the short march for disabled people and carers will be finalised soon. There will be full accessibility for people with chairs on the march and at the final rally.
Final Rally at No 1 First St
The area around No 1 First St is the largest open space in the Manchester City center. It is home to the Town Hall offices of Manchester City Council. Following the £110 million cuts imposed by the Tory Government on Manchester there now rows of empty desks in this building, as thousands of jobs have been cut. When Manchester people protested against these savage cuts Tory Eric Pickles told them to ‘get over it.’
TUC Rally Event starts at 2pm No 1 First Street
Speakers include Paul Kenny GMB and TUC President, Len McCluskey, Unite, Christine Blower, NUT, Mark Sewotka, PCS, Chris Keats, NASUWT, Bob Crow, RMT, Mary Boustead, ATL, Rena Wood Unison, Matt Wrack FBU, Remploy local rep, Terry Hoad UCU President. Additional local speakers will be announced
Return coaches will pick up from streets very near the final rally point.