Over 200 people enjoyed Wolverhampton`s 12th annual International Workers` Day Festival 1st May.
Theme `Union Rights are Human Rights`
sponsored by FBU Region 7 and UNISON West Midlands
Monday 1st May, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton

Programme of events (or what you missed!!)
12-30pm doors open and chance to visit stalls, bar, bouncy castle, mehndi.
music from One Love International sound system
1pm welcome from Dave Cole, May Day Committee
1-15pm Kris Krendo magician stage &
floor show, close-up magic
2pm Darrall Cozens, (Hands Off Venezuela) speaks: Latin America Fights Back
2-15pm interval & food - free Asian buffet
music from One Love International sound system
2-45pm Avtar Sadiq President Indian Workers' Association(GB)
3pm The Mighty Jamma steelpan champion
3.15pm Alireza Rahimi Iran workers’ rights
3.25pm The Mighty Jamma part2
followed by a rousing rendition of the Internationale
and music from One Love International sound system
4pm end

ALL FREE


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Birmingham Trades Union Council celebrated
MAY DAY 2006 INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY on Sat 29th April
Speakers were:
PCS - Against Civil Service Cut Backs
NUT - No Privatisation, No Academies
Stop the War Campaign
Padraig MacLochlainn - Sinn Fein Mayor of Buncranna
Phyll Brazier - Guantanamo Campaign
Asylum Seekers
Videos: Simon Jones ~ Killed by Casualisation, Remember the Irish Hunger Strikers ~ 25th Anniversary, Spanish Civil War
Plus Music & Stalls
All Trade Union organisations and progressive campaign groups are invited to have a stall. Please send £10 for a stall plus any donation to support the event to BTUC
c/o Vice President 123, Newton Road, Sparkhill B11 4PS
Contact: Mary 0797 017 4167

COVENTRY sent a COACH TO THE TUC DEMONSTRATION for a Trade Union Freedom Bill organised in London, with a May Day Social in the evening in Coventry.

MAY DAY 2006 IN WORCESTER
Leon Rosselson (singer song-writer) and Ian Saville (socialist magician)
Present `Look at it This Way`
May 1st Monday

CHESTERFIELD MAY DAY
March 10.30am from Town Hall, stalls and entertainment in Market square until afternoon