Cops vs demo's: a game of two halves with cabbies scoring the winner in extra time
Later when the official Unite demonstration had ended the Rank and file chose not to lobby an MP or two at parliament but instead aimed to link up with the students demo, in solidarity. But the police now doubled in numbers managed to kettled us [which they now call ‘bubbled’] for over an hour stopping us getting to the students.
Then as the sun went down came the late winner for the day of the demo’s. Cabbies snarled up the traffic by driving round Trafalgar Sq without picking anybody up Result!
Follow the links for clips of the action: http://union-news.co.uk/2011/1
Video from Reel News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
Seems like the ‘cancerous group’ [the Rank and File as described in an email by National Officer Bernard McAulay] has a new friend? Len Mcluskey said at the Shard protest in London on Wednesday 9th that he “welcomes the Rank and File” great news Lenny [took your time mate!] hope you are true to your word.
'D'-day's fast approaching: As well as a YES VOTE we need more 'protest picket lines', 'walkouts' and 'stoppages'BBES Unite sparks have already started receiving their ballot papers, but it’s up to all of us to change up another gear. Yesterday lads walked off at Ratcliffe-on-Soar in support of a Spie and Balfours walkout on Teesside. Rank and file are calling meetings in ‘new places’ to increase the range and scope of the attacks against the rogue 7. Please see below.
Birmingham and West Midlands: Rank and File Sparks meeting Tuesday 15th Nov 7pm Carrs Lane Church centre Moor Street, Birmingham, B47 SX opposite Moor street station: 5 minutes from New street station.
Bristol and South West: Rank and File meeting Thursday 17th Nov 7pm til 8.30 CWU union offices 20 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA
Get to a meeting nearest to you, decide a on target site and a date, and set up a protest picket. We need more meetings everywhere. So get in touch and we will help you set up a Rank and File meeting in your City, Town or area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some protests this week:
Manchester: Carrington paper mill: Wednesday 16th Nov 6.30am
London: Farringdon Station Snow Hill entrance BBES site. Wednesday 16th Nov 630am.
Liverpool: LIMU site: Wednesday 16th Nov 6.30am Clarence Street.
Last week Crown House said they are not recognising the 2 newly elected stewards, well the rank and file does so do Unite, so get used to it!Incidentally the Human resources manager of Crown House is an ex union official, the worm that turned a traitor to the working class. Unite officers are meeting Crown House Wednesday 16th.
Ballot timetable reminder:Unite will open the ballot of 1,000 workers at Balfour Beatty BBES on November 14th.
Counting to be finished by November 28th.
A yes vote yes will mean strike action [and walkouts!!!!] will begin on December 7th
Make sure you get a ballot paper and make sure you send it back. With a ‘YES’ for strike action.
History will be determined by what we do today.
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