2013 Rally

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Burston strike school rally – Sunday 1 September 2013

Location Church Green, Burston, near Diss, Norfolk IP22 5TP

Annual rally to celebrate the longest strike in history: Schoolchildren ‘went on strike’ in 1914 to support their teachers, sacked by the rural squirarchy for organising agricultural workers.

The programme for 2013 was:

Speakers:

Lesley Mercer TUC President

Bob Crow RMT General Secretary

Steve Turner Unite Policy Director

Richard Howitt MEP

Beth Davies NUT President

Music:

Leon Rosselson 

RMT Brass Band

Red Flags

Co-chairs:

Megan Dobney TUC Regional Secretary, Southern & Eastern Region

Pilgrim Tucker Unite Community Organiser

 

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