Workers’ rights to be highlighted

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COLOURFUL trade unionist Bob Crow will be one of two speakers at an event being organised for Saturday (January 21) in Wisbech by a newly formed workers’ organisation.

The other speaker at the meeting organised by Wisbech and March Trade Union Council is John Hendy QC who specialises in trade union law and is well-known for fighting workers’ rights cases.

The council, which previously folded in the 1990s, has been re-launched by a group of members from a variety of unions including the Prison Officers Association, Fire Brigade Union, Communications Workers Union, Unite, Unison and National Union of Teachers.

One of those behind the re-setting up of the council Phil Pilbeam explained the idea had come from Terry Stevens from Wisbech a retired trade unionist.

He said the current economic climate meant there was now a need for such an organisation and anyone interested in finding our more can attend Saturday’s meeting at the Rosmini Centre in Queen’s Road from noon where both Mr Crow of the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and Mr Hendy will give speeches on a wide range of issues.

The council will be holding an ordinary meeting on February 6 at 7pm at the Rosmini Centre, and again anyone interested is welcome to attend.