York Unions March & Rally to Save Remploy York - 29/11/08

28 Nov 2008

Hundreds are expected in York to demonstrate against government plans for disabled workers’ factory, Job Centres and Post Offices when York unions march & rally to save Remploy York, save job centres and post offices.

Trade unions members in York will march and rally on Saturday 29th November 2008 over three of the most important issues facing York and the rest of the UK. GMB, Unite, Community, PCS and CWU members will call on the Government to rethink its policies on welfare reform, the employment of disabled people and the provision of our Royal Mail services.
The march will take place on:

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2008

11:30AM - ASSEMBLE AT MUSEUM GARDENS
12:30PM - MOVE OFF
2:00PM - RALLY AT ROYAL YORK HOTEL
        STATION PARADE
        YORK
        NORTH YORKSHIRE
        YO24 1AA
Speakers: Paul Kenny – GMB General Secretary GMB
Mark Serwotka – PCS General Secretary PCS
Billy Hayes – CWU General Secretary CWU
Phil Davies – GMB Manufacturing National Secretary
Julia Long – Unite (T&G) National Secretary Unite (T&G)
Tim Roache – GMB Regional Secretary Yorkshire GMB
Les Woodward – GMB National Remploy Trade Union Convenor
Hugh Bayley, MP for York (invited)
Archbishop of York (invited)

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary will say, “The closure of Remploy York on the 6th March 2008 effectively blocked opportunity for disabled people in the York and surrounding areas to find sustainable work. GMB will not allow this is important issue to be forgot or ignored. The voice of disabled workers will get louder and louder as time goes on and GMB will make sure it is listened to by Government and Councils alike.”