It’s Union Friday

Matthew Collins - 15 05 09

It’s Friday 15 May and that means it is Union Friday. At 8am this morning Unison staff began leafleting at Manchester Victoria station. A rota system should see people there all day, with other Unison activists covering Manchester Piccadilly station and Albert Square over the lunchtime period.

Later this afternoon about 30 GMB organisers and activists will be delivering newspapers in the south of the city and a similar number of USDAW activists will be out in Fallowfield.

There are activities taking place around the country and hopefully I’ll be reporting on these in more detail later. The West Midlands region of the GMB are out in central Birmingham and about 30 staff from Unison HQ will be covering Euston station this afternoon.

I’m trying to get through the day without getting too despondent with Leeds’ failure to get to the play-off finals (but at least Shrewsbury are there). I took a break from the campaign to go and watch the match though at least I got a commitment from the GMB (Mick Rix and Steve Kemp who were at the match with me) that they would co-ordinate a cross union activity in South London in the next week or two.

Anyway, guess I should go and brave the rain and do some leafleting


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