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.
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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. “
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.
LATEST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED COVERING TWO OF HOTTEST TOPICS TODAY
There will be a speaker from the Junior Doctor's dispute YANNIS GOURTSOYANNIS and covering the resistance to Government attacks on education will be the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, CHRISTINE BLOWER .
Also joining the line-up will be
BOB & ROBERTA SMITH ARTS & CULTURE BLOC
DAY-MER FOR INTERNATIONAL & MIGRANT WORKERS ORGANISATIONS
JOIN JEREMY CORBYN & JOHN McDONNELL AT MAY DAY 2016
• JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE TU BILL/ANTI-UNION LAWS
• FIGHT AUSTERITY AND THE CUTS
• CELEBRATE THOSE WHO KEEP BRITAIN WORKING
• MAKE MAY 1ST A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
With May Day falling on Sunday this year we urge maximum turn out by unions. Mobilise your members to join a major day for workers. Make sure your banners are at May Day.
May Day 2016 assembles at Clerkenwell Green from 11.30 on Sunday 1st May – marching to Trafalgar Square
We need donations to make this the biggest May Day at this critical time for the political and trade union struggle.
Send donations to - LMDOC, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD
LONDON MAY DAY ORGANISING COMMITTEE
ONE CHANGE TO SPEAKER ORDER
Frances O'Grady - the TUC General Secretary -will now speak in Clerkenwell Green with Jeremy and John.
There will be at least one "surprise" speaker in Trafalgar Square plus a song for May Day.
FRANCES O'GRADY TUC GENERAL SECRETARY SPEAKS AT MAY DAY
Joining the speakers for May Day is TUC GS Frances O'Grady. She is joining Peter Kavanagh theUNITE Regional Secretary for London & Eastern Region.
MAY DAY 2015 - "GREAT SUCCESS"
FRIDAY MAY 1ST
May Day was celebrated well in London. A big march and rally of some 5000 marked International Workers Day - still in Britain a working day - made sure the workers voice was heard. In good weather the march assembled at Clerkenwell Green with different organisations coming to the Green with banners, flags and music. It moved off at 13.00 making its colourful way to Trafalgar Square passing the Unite HQ on the way. It was led by the Big Red Band who played trade union and socialist songs all the way.
The Rally at Trafalgar Square grew as the march was joined by many waiting in the Square - including the strikers from the National Gallery.
A series of inspirational speakers addressed the crowd -
PAULNOWAK AGS TUC; MARY TURNER President GMB;MATT WRACK GS FBU; CANDY UDWIN PCS national gallery; JOHN HILARY War on Want; EYLem from GIK DER for migrant communities; STEVE HEDLEY AGS RMT; MARK SERWOTKA GS PCS; ONAY KASAB Unite for Bromley council strikers & HELEN DAVIES Unison for Barnet council strikers. It was particularly pleasing to have representatives of 3 groups of workers on satrike on May 1st. All was conducted on the platform by the Joint Chairs – Eve Turner GLATUC/Tony Lennon SERTUC.
A number of announcements were made including messages of solidarity from capital city trade union organisations across Europe and the world. The crowd also sent solidarity greetings to the Turkish workers who had been attacked by police as they tried to celebrate May Day in Istanbul.
Celebrate May Day
fight austerity – fight TTIP – fight racism
TRADE UNION RIGHTS * HUMAN RIGHTS * INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
EXCITING MAY DAY CUP WON BY STOCKWELL UNITED
Sunday 26th April – the annual London May Day football competition came to an exciting conclusion. Stockwell United won the prestigious trophy beating Kayseri FC 5-0 in the final.
The two teams had won through the preliminary rounds and semi-finals to meet in a fast moving game. Stockwell had been the runners-up in 2014 and now took the top prize.
The London May Day Football Cup is called the Ernesto Leal Trophy in honour of the great Chilean trade unionists and communist who had been exiled to Britain after the Pinochet coup.
MAY DAY 7-A-SIDE FOOTBALL COMPETITION 2015
FREDERICK KNIGHT SPORTS GROUND
LONDON N17 0SL
MONEY STILL NEEDED
May Day needs donations to cover its costs - we need to raise £8500.
Help make sure that May Day can be celebrated in London - make our voices heard.
Donations can be sent
(cheques made out to London May Day Organising Committee or LMDOC) to LMDOC, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD
or can be made directly to the account – LMDOC A/C 59070104 – Sort Code 08-02-28.
May Day at the Marx Memorial Library
The MML will open its doors to May Day tours; explore the building’s historic vaults; visit the room where Lenin worked in exile 1902-3 and have a peek at our displays including NUM plates and the original International Brigade British Battalion banner.
The MML and Morning Star will jointly present a slide show exhibition on May Day throughout history showcasing unique images and iconic front-covers spanning 85 years from the Daily Worker/ Morning Star archive held at the MML.
Doors open at 10am
37a Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 0DU