Unite is organising this and will be joined by Unison, GMB, PCS, CWU, NUT, RMT, Trade Union Friends of Searchlight and the TUC. Unite and some of the other organisations are arranging coaches from the regions.
Full details here. Speakers, etc. here.
Liverpool Socialist Singers say:
“We’re meeting at 12 near the monument at the top of William Brown Street, it should be easy to find us as we will all be wearing red and will have our banner with us. Everyone is welcome to sing out with us against fascism!
“William Brown Street is near Lime Street and Central stations, and the coach station. It is the street with the Walker Art Gallery and Central Library in it.
“We will be going with the flow and singing at the beginning and then probably near or at the end too.”
You can download and print the songsheet that Liverpool Soocialist Singers created for the day, and they will have some spares with them. All good demo songs with catchy tunes and some with words adapted for the event.
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The themes for this major protest organised by TUC are Save Our NHS, Defend Jobs and Services, No Austerity. Other sponsors include The Peoples Assembly; Unite The Union. Spread the word!
Choirs – gather at 12 noon at the junction of Deansgate and John Dalton Street (Streetmap | Google Maps).
There are some song sheets*- mostly updated words for familiar tunes – contact us for details.
Please comment on this post if you have further information for choirs and singers participating in the event (you may need to register – please contact us if you have problems).
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* Songs in the song sheets:
- We’ll Stop You – to the tune Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (“If you think we’ll pay our taxes / for nothing in return …”)
- Rise by Grace Petrie (“… as the reckoning draws near / there’s plenty more of us than you here …”)
- From Sing Along with Liverpool Socialist Singers songsheets
- Tory Boys Picnic
- Fat Cat
- Wave bye-bye to PFI
- Which side are you on?
- Oh Mr Cameron
- Tory Toffs tune: John Brown’s body
- Bandiera Rossa
- The Internationale
- Axe the Bedroom Tax (in our Liverpool homes)
- Roll the union on
- Siya Hamba
- From Raised Voices songsheets
- Power in the union
- We will fight on
- Are we gonna take it lying down
- Save our public services
- Tory Toffs
- Tory boys picnic
- Bella ciao
- We will rise