Unite the Union

Unite the Union

September 12, 2007 10:22 ET

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

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - Hundreds of trade union members from the South 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 South West Regional Secretary, Andy Frampton said,

"Hundreds of workers from across the SW 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."

SW 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 West.

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

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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