Burston strike school rally 2017

Burston strike school rally 2017

Sunday 03 September 2017 at 09:00-18:00

Church Green, Burston, near Diss, Norfolk 

103 years since the school strike 

Join the Annual rally to celebrate the longest strike in history: Schoolchildren 'went on strike' in 1914 to support their teachers, sacked for organising agricultural workers. 

Join Unite members and many more for food (or bring a picnic if you wish), drink, entertainment and speakers from across the union movement. 

Travel coaches are organised by a number of different organisations - contact the organisers for information where available. Dedicated car and coach parking is available in Burston. Nearest railway station is Diss (4 miles). 

To register your interest or request more information visit the Burston Strike School rally website.  

Guest speakers already confirmed:

John McDonnell MP; Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary; Phyllis Opoke-Gyimah, PCS head of campaigns; Megan Dobney, SERTUC regional secretary; John Hendy QC; Christine Blower, Workplace 2020

Live Entertainment already confirmed:

  • RMT Brass Band
  • Sian Croose and The Big Sky Choir
  • The Dave Thomas Blues Band
  • Red Flags
  • The John Ward Band
Chaired by: Jim Kelly, Unite L&E region chair and Teresa Mackay, Suffolk CATC