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Modern day suffragettes to take to the streets of Card...

Modern day suffragettes to take to the streets of Cardiff to mark International Women’s Day 2014

06 March 2014

Unite Wales, one of Wales’ largest unions, will this Saturday (8 March) lead members and supporters to take to the streets of the capital as modern day suffragettes to mark International Women’s Day 2014.

The modern day suffragettes will be able to be spotted on Queen Street to talk to women and make clear the message ‘Don’t turn back the clock on women’s rights, Win for women – it’s about time!’

Unite Wales equalities officer Belinda Robertson said:

“We’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day this year by asking Welsh women what is important to them, what they want to see improved and to join us in campaigning for a better, fairer future.

Over one hundred years after the Suffragette movement began our message today is loud and clear – don’t turn back the clock on women’s rights and let’s win for the women of Wales.”

Unite Wales will be outside Boots on Queen Street, Cardiff from 11:30am – 2pm where union members and their families will be joined by supporters and leading local politicians.

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Notes

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey. The Unite Wales Secretary is Andy Richards.

More details are available online.

For further information contact Belinda Robertson on 07970 785461.