POA Circulars

133 | 27.09.2011

March & Rally at the Conservative Party Annual Conference

This year the Conservative Party are having their Annual Conference in Manchester and the TUC is organising a march and rally to show opposition to the Coalition Government's disastrous policies of pay freezes, cuts and attacks on public services that are producing rising unemployment, cuts in living standards and stagnation. The march will also show the support for The Alternative. We need jobs, growth and justice for a sustainable future and this event will send that message loud and clear.

The TUC are calling for the maximum support from Unions and Trades Councils and the National Executive Committee would like as many POA members and their families to attend as possible, especially from around the local area.

The Assemble Point for those who are attending is Liverpool Road just off Deansgate at 12 noon. If branch members can’t attend, but would like to show their solidarity, local branch demonstrations can be organised during the lunch time on Sunday the 2nd October and the local press should be invited along.

The TUC has advised the POA that there is provision for marchers with disabilities, including a short route.

Due to the short notice, it has been decided that travel and subsistence will not be paid centrally for members attending, but local funds can be used to assist members in respect of travel and subsistence.

I would be grateful if you could draw the contents of this Circular to all members.

Thanking you for your continued support, as the POA unite with other Unions and the TUC in opposition to the Coalition Government cuts.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary