Unite the Union

Unite the Union

September 12, 2007 10:14 ET

Trade unionists from the south east take their message to the Labour party conference

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - Hundreds of trade union members from the south east will be descending on Bournemouth for the Labour party conference (23rd September) to call for 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.

Assistant General Secretary and SE Regional Secretary, Jennie Bremner said, "Hundreds of workers from across the SE 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.

"Unite members are working people with genuine issues of concern. 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."

SE 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 South East.

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

Notes to Editor

1. 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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