Jarrow March for Jobs 2011

Jarrow Crusade march for jobs 75 years ago

75 Years ago, Jarrow workers were forced to march for jobs. Today unemployment is soaring and we face an onslaught on jobs and services. We’re marching again from Jarrow to London in 2011

Youth Fight for Jobs are organising the march, more information can be found on the website dedicated to the march.

The route will pass through Nuneaton and Coventry, and a regional demonstration is planned in Coventry on October 22nd. We hope that many people from Birmingham will travel over on that day to support the marchers, who will have been on the road for 3 weeks by that point. Their eventual destination is London for a national demonstration on Saturday November 5th – by which time they will have been on the road for over a month.

If you would be interested in going to Coventry on the 22nd and/or London on the 5th to support their demonstration, please let us know – either by commenting here or emailing BirminghamAgainstTheCuts@Gmail.com.  If there is enough demand, then we will organise coaches.

Update: We will be taking the 11:03 Cross Country Train from Birmingham New Street to Coventry. An open return is currently £4.60. It would be great to occupy a carraige on our way over there!

The event is supported by Unite, CWU, UCU, RMT, PCS, Becut, FBU and Tssa unions.

Update: there will be a public meeting in Birmingham on Wednesday 19th October, from 7pm at Briar Rose hotel/pub on Bennets Hill. Full details are to be confirmed, see our Upcoming Events page for most up to date details / link to post with full details when they are confirmed.

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