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Mayday 2012: what's happening in your area?

The union's national banner held aloft during a demonstration. BECTU's banner will be on parade on 1 May 2012 in London. Pic: Stefano Cagnoni

25 April 2012

Mayday, also known as International Workers' Day, is celebrated by the labour movements in more than 80 countries around the world, and many rallies are being planned in the UK, some on Tuesday 1 May, with others falling on the weekend either before or after.

BECTU's banner will be joining the major London Mayday march to Trafalgar Square, and members in the South East are invited to support that event, starting at 12.00 in Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0EG. (Nearest tube Farringdon).

Download the London Mayday flyer

Elsewhere, there will be regional and city-based rallies, most of which traditionally attract large turn-outs, even when 1 May falls on a weekday, as it does this year.

Events include:

Cardiff 

5th May 

12.00  

Callaghan Square

Derby

28th April

10.30

Market Place

Dundee

5th May

12.00

Hilltown Park

Edinburgh

5th May

11.00

Johnston Terrace

Glasgow

5th May

11.00

George Square

Ipswich

1st May

11.00

Giles Circus

Irvine

5th May

10.30

Woodlands Centre

London

1st May

12.00

Clerkenwell Green

Manchester

7th May

11.00

Bexley Square, Salford

Newcastle

5th May

11.00

Times Square

Nottingham

5th May

10.00

Forest Recreation Ground

Plymouth

1st May

19.00

Guildhall

 

More information about local Mayday activities is available from Trades' Councils, or from TUC regional offices: http://www.tuc.org.uk/regions

Mayday is a great opportunity to meet other trades unionists, and to show that we care about workers' rights.  Please check your local events and join in if possible.

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