MONDAY MAY 1
ASSEMBLE CLERKENWELL GREEN 12 NOON
MARCH TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE 13.00
FIGHTING AUSTERITY – FIGHTING CUTS
FIGHTING ANTI-TRADE UNION LAWS
CELEBRATING WORKING CLASS ACHIEVEMENT
MAY DAY SPEAKERS LIST TO DATE
Speakers confirmed -
JOHN McDONNELL MP
MARK SERWOTKA PCS GENERAL SECRETARY
KIRI TUNKS NUT VICE-PRESIDENT
RMT SOUTHERN DISPUTE
BECTU CINEMAS DISPUTE
FINOLA KELLY ECHR DISPUTE
KIRI TUNKS NUT
MAY DAY FOLLOWS TRADITIONAL ROUTE
The March will leave Clerkenwell Green at 13.00 movibg on to Clerkenwell Road/Theobalds Road/oast Red Lion Square/Kingsway/Aldwych/Strans
Rally in Trafalgar Square will start around 14.30.
JOHN McDONNELL JOINS LONDON MAY DAY
John McDonnell MP is one of the lead speakers at London May Day 2017. He will be joining leading trade unionists and campaigning activists in marking International Workers Day and restating the international solidarity of workers.
Organiser Roger Sutton said “We are very pleased John is joining us this year. He has been a massive supporter of May Day over decades and along with Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn always stood alongside us. After last year’s massive success with Jeremy Corbyn speaking along with Frances O’Grady, we look to this Bank Holiday May Day being even bigger. “
LONDON MAY DAY ORGANISING COMMITTEE
LMDOC supported by
GLATUC, S&ERTUC, UNITE London & Eastern Region, CWU London Region, PCS London & South East Region, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA, NUT, MU London, FBU London & Southern Regions ,GMB London & Southern Regions, UNISON Greater London Region, Peoples Assembly, NPC, GLPA and other Pensioners’ organisations and organisations representing Turkish, Kurdish, Chilean, Colombian, Peruvian, Portuguese, West Indian, Sri Lankan, Cypriot, Tamil, Iraqi, Iranian, Irish, Nigerian migrant workers & communities plus many other trade union & community organisations
MAY DAY APPEALS FOR DONATIONS
At the last meeting of the Committee before May Day held at the CWU London Region office on April 20, the Organiser re-issued the call for donations to cover the cost of the March & Rally. Generous support had been coming in from CWU, UNITE, ASLEF, NUT and Trades Councils there still needed to be a big push to cover the costs
MAY DAY 2017
May Day is the day to bring together all the important struggles going on over NHS, attacks on the disabled, on education, housing, against the anti-union laws, against racism, against threats to peace, against Government support for repressive regimes, the whole austerity agenda, attacks on civil liberties, the environment, the arts and so many other areas of our lives. They are all linked in the economic system dominated by multinationals leading to more money for the super rich and attacks on the lives of ordinary people, young and old, of all backgrounds. We need to bring them all together in one great fight. International Workers Day - celebrated across the world - means we stand with workers wherever they are fighting for the same things, against the same economic system.
SPEAKER FROM KEY SOUTHERN RAIL DISPUTE JOINS MAY DAY
London May Day will hear from the RMT dispute - backed by ASLEF drivers - fighting for over a year to keep guards on trains. This fight which is for passengers safety has seen brave resistance by the RMT workers involved and is clearly vital as the Government seeks to force guards off all trains.
This year on International Workers' Day, the Marx Memorial Library is welcoming visitors to take a look at our special Russian Revolution slide show exhibition as well as experiencing the feature tour of the Library and a chance to pick up a bargain at one of our stalls. Take a break for refreshments before or after joining the traditional May Day march which starts at Clerkenwell Green, right on our doorstep!
May 1 also sees the launch of ticket sales for the Russian Revolution Centenary Committee international event marking 100 years since the October Revolution at TUC Congress House on 4 November. They will be sold a reduced price of £7 for one day only.
In Britain the Russian Revolution had a profound and immediate impact by strengthening the anti-war movement. Strikes broke out in munitions factories and anti-war campaigners were arrested en masse.
The British labour movement, including the TUC, backed the extraordinary Hands Off Russia campaign in 1919 to defend the revolution and threatened a general strike if further aid was sent to the White Russians.
For more information contact: The Archivist and Library Manager: [email protected] telephone: 02072531485
MAY DAY 2016 MAKES IMPACT
May Day in London made a massive impact with over 14,000 joining the event in the sun. The event began on a high with Jeremy Corbyn and Frances O'Grady addressing the assembling crowd in Clerkenwell Green before it moved off to Trafalgar Square where another major line-up spoke along with a Turkish musician playing a May Day song. See PHOTOS in the Gallery.
The March led by the massive May Day banner, made by Chilean regugees in London aNd the Big Red Band grew as it headed towards Trafalgar Square where it joined an already large crowd.
FOR ALL OUR PHOTOS OF MAY DAY 2016 GO TO THE GALLERY
HEAR ALL THE SPEECHES AT THE BIG LONDON MARCH & RALLIES 2016
Hear Jeremy Corbyn & Frances O'Grady at Clerkenwell Green
All the speakers at Trafalgar Square