POA Circulars

96 | 08.08.2012

BURSTON STRIKE SCHOOL RALLY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012

Dear Colleagues


BURSTON STRIKE SCHOOL RALLY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012

Since 1983, an annual rally has been held in Burston to commemorate and celebrate the struggles that took place in the village in the first half of the 1900s.  The Burston school strike ran between 1914 and 1939 the longest strike in history.

The Historic Strike School stands proud in the little village of Burston, which is near Diss on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. This preserved tribute to the men, women and school pupils who struggled against the tyranny and arbitrary sacking in the early part of the last century serves as reminder of our class history.

Andy Black POA Branch Secretary of The Bure will be arranging a POA stand at the rally and he is hoping to have the theme “68 is too late” on the stand.  Leaflets will be handed out encouraging the general public to support our campaign and asking them to sign our e-petition.

I know that time off for POA members are quality time with their family and friends, but you are most welcome at this annual event.

Yours sincerely

 

 

STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary