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SALFORD MARCH TO CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE
 

Star date: 23rd September 2013

TORIES NOT WELCOME HERE

Salford March and Rally
Sunday 29th September
Meet Bexley Square 10am

The Salford march, as part of the huge TUC demo telling the Tories they are not welcome here, goes from Bexley Square on Chapel Street this Sunday. Before it sets off to join the main TUC march there'll be a short rally with the theme of the day… `Save Our NHS'…`Defend Jobs and Services'…`No To Austerity'.

Full details here…


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Tory Party Conference Manchester
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After some doubt, the Salford march to join the main TUC protest against the Conservatives in Manchester is definitely happening, meeting in Bexley Square at 10am this Sunday for a short rally before setting off to join the main TUC march which begins at Castlefield at 11am.

The themes of the day are `Save Our NHS'…`Defend Jobs and Services'…`No To Austerity'…

 "From across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and across Britain, tens of thousands will be joining the Save Our NHS march against the Tory party conference coming to Manchester" says Hugh Caffrey of Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public.

"Our NHS is being cut back and sold off by this government of millionaires" he adds "We will deliver a resounding message that their plans will be fought every step of the way, by communities, health workers, the unions, and the public at large."

Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public is also calling for the success in saving Lewisham Hospital to be repeated at under-threat Trafford General, famous for being the birthplace of the NHS.

The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign won a High Court victory against the Government-directed closure of the south London hospital and campaigners say the same should happen here.

"David Cameron said twenty hospitals would close as a result of his Government's policies and it seems he wants one of the first to be Trafford General" explains Hugh Caffrey "We know the Tory closures plan can be beaten because Save Lewisham Hospital campaign beat the government's attempts to shut their hospital in the courts."

Meanwhile the other theme of the march is against cuts to jobs and services and loads of well known campaigners are getting behind the message, including Salford-based Maxine Peake, journalist and author, Owen Jones, and Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm who will be playing at the Whitworth Park rally at the end of the march (2pm), along with the Stalybridge Old Band and John Lennon McCullagh.

"There are some things in life worth fighting for and we believe the NHS is one of them" says Peter Hooton "One of our members, Steve Grimes, is still alive today thanks to the wonderful care he received after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. Nye Bevan said the NHS would last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it. The Farm, like many others, have that faith. Patients before profit."

Speakers at the rally include public sector workers, trade union leaders and Shadow Health spokesman Andy Burnham.

"This march and rally will allow thousands of ordinary people to show the Government exactly what they think of their policies" says Francis O'Grady, TUC General Secretary "Austerity is having a devastating effect on our communities and services, with 21,000 NHS jobs lost over the last three months alone. The NHS is one of Britain's finest achievements and we will not allow ministers to destroy, through cuts and privatisation, what has taken generations to build."

TUC North West Regional Secretary Lynn Collins, who has organised the event in conjunction with the unions, adds: "Our NHS is under attack and we want to send the strongest message to the Conservatives that we will not stand by and let them sell-off our national treasure.

"But it's not just our health service under attack" she adds "Workers in the North West and beyond have had enough of a government that cuts and cuts - whether it be jobs, services or wages. That's why we are taking to the streets on 29 September."

The Salford march is also backed by Salford TUC and the Greater Manchester Association of Trade Councils.

Salford March and Rally
Sunday 29th September
Meet Bexley Square, Chapel Street, Salford M3 6DB

Rally 10am, setting off at 10:30am, to Liverpool Road, Castlefield.

The main TUC march sets off from Castlefield 11am, passes Manchester Central Convention Complex (GMex), to Oxford Road to Whitworth Park for the rally at 2pm.


Further details at www.tuc.org.uk
Follow the build up on Twitter @tucnews

See also ace No To Privatisation of the NHS animated YouTube advert for 29th September March - click here

* After the demo don't miss the Anti-Capitalist Roadshow starring Peggy Seeger and political folk legends Roy Bailey, Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson and Jim Woodland, plus socialist magician Ian Saville. 7:30pm Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester - full details here

Bernard Brough wrote
at 05:34:26 on 30 September 2013
K Jones, if that's not a nom de plume, you make me sick. you claim not to be a tory then go on to say "give me the Tories any day". Perhaps you and the other intellectual giant, Martin B would care to give us a definition of socialism. It's in the dictionary or you could Google it.
 
Red wrote
at 05:33:49 on 30 September 2013
Just great how the tory apologists re-write history. Thatcherism ruined this country , and still does. Thatchers sewer rat tories deregulated the banks , leading to the collapse . Give me decency and humanity - but that's not in the thatcherite mentality.
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 05:32:52 on 30 September 2013
K Jones seems to have the boot on the wrong foot Labour created the welfare state .When thatcher and her half wit party swopped our manufacturing base for a banking base that created welfare dependency.3 million British jobs were handed over to Germany France and Italy. Surely he must have noticed Trafford Park Industrial Estate disappeared the second largest industrial area in the world.When our jobs disappeared Welfare dependency Appeared.The Torys still reckon it was a price worth paying.Can you imagine how much Tax and N/l would have been paid in in the last 30yrs By 3 million workers Compared to the amount lost through the Tax Dodging Bankering Community.
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 05:32:26 on 30 September 2013
Martin very sorry but it was a global financial collapse which began on wall st with JPMorgans and leihmans Bros first go bump.Then It crossed the pond to the UK and The EEC. Hardly brought on by labours borrowing.By the way this useless government have borrowed more in 3 yrs than labour did in 3 Parliaments.And By the way the only country's in Europe the Wall st collapse did not affect were Norway Denmark And Sweden who all have Socialist Governments. Funny that really Because they do not invest in gluttony on the stock exchanges they leave that to the capitalist no alls to do .They have a boring system that guards the wealth forthe people who create a country's wealth THE WORKERS
 
Martin B wrote
at 08:13:53 on 29 September 2013
Typical goldfish memory socialists, can't even remember that it was Labour that wrecked the Ecomony, with irresponsible spending through bribing the vote with benefits and over inflated public sector jobs. Just be glad that it's still got practically unlimited finances funded by everybodies taxes, otherwise the NHS would have bit the dust just like all the other industries that unions and their greedy members have destroyed in the past.
 
K Jones wrote
at 20:26:38 on 26 September 2013
I'm no tory but you lefties really do amuse me with your total ignorance. Labour scum left us penniless, alcoholics and gamblers, a whole generation dependent on benefits and the flooding of the country with useless EU and non EU immigrants. Socialists make me sick - give me the tories anyday.
 
Andy wrote
at 16:02:35 on 24 September 2013
We need to send out a clear message to the tories - Thatcherite scum not welcome here .
 
Michael Felse wrote
at 03:39:12 on 24 September 2013
I welcome all of The Conservative Party to Greater Manchester. This is a thumbs up to freedom of choice. While I am not a Tory supporter I am delighted this gives the people from London a chance to visit us in the North that will be voting Labour at The General.
 
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