The third wave of strikes get under way in Manchester with the three-day strike on 24-26 January. Friday saw an impressive joint strike rally alongside Unite strikers from Mears and First Bus Rusholme as well as supporters. People gathered in Piccadilly Gardens and spontaneously marched to the packed rally at the Mechanics Institute.
Speakers from the three disputes were joined by Graham
Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton, and
Lynn Collins, secretary of the North-West TUC.
You can watch a video of most of the speeches:
The “Reinstate Ian Allinson” statement (tiny.cc/reinstateian) launched this week is rapidly attracting signatories from across the labour movement pledging to campaign for Ian’s reinstatement and build support and solidarity for the Fujitsu dispute.
We strike again tomorrow (Tuesday 30 January) and supporters are welcome to protest in support of the pickets at Fujitsu, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP between 7-10am.
For more details of how to support us, see our dispute page.