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Unite the Union

September 13, 2007 10:42 ET

Trade unionists from the north west take their message to the Labour party conference

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) -

Hundreds of trade union members from the north west region will be descending on Bournemouth for the Labour party conference (23rd September) to call for more affordable housing, better public services and stronger employment rights.

Unite the UK's biggest union has organised a massive demonstration to send a 'message to Labour' at Gordon Brown's first Labour party conference as leader.

Unite north west Regional Secretary, Laurence Faircloth said,

"Hundreds of workers from across the north west will be gathering in Bournemouth to send a clear message to the Labour government that they need more affordable housing, high quality public services and stronger employment protection.

"Our members are working people with genuine concerns. They are spread across every industry and public service, every income group, every educational and skills background. Labour needs to listen and stake its ground as the party for working people, if it is to win the next election."

North west workers from the public sector, construction, transport, manufacturing, graphics and the financial services industries will be in Bournemouth calling for an end to wasteful bureaucracy and fragmented services in the public sector. There will also be call for a new housing agenda as key workers can no longer afford even the most modest home in the north west.

Unite is also calling on the Government to strengthen UK manufacturing with laws to protect and support the UK's manufacturing industry.

Workers from Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Vauxhalls Motors - Ellesmere Port, Rolls Royce - Bootle, Crewe and Wirral will all be attending the march.

Notes to Editor
The demonstration is being held at:
Meyrick Park, Bournemouth
Assemble 1.00 p.m. march starts at 2.00 p.m.

Unite Joint General Secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley will be speaking at the event.

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