Manchester, 29 September 2013

Manchester, 29 September 2013

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Peace Group joins Manchester protest against the cuts

Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group joined tens of thousands of other protesters at the North-West TUC demonstration against cuts to public services, pensions and jobs on Sunday afternoon (2 October 2011). They joined trade unions and campaigning groups from across the region in a march that took them through central Manchester and past the Conservative Party conference

Philip Gilligan said,

“This was a protest that united many groups who know that there are real alternatives to the policy of cuts in jobs, pensions and essential public services. The peace group was clear in promoting the message that an end to spending on the Trident nuclear weapons system and an end to spending on the disastrous war in Afghanistan would free many resources to help protect our education, health and social services. We were pleased to be marching alongside a wide variety of groups, including Rochdale UNISON and the Rochdale branch of the NASUWT. We are determined to protect services, pensions and jobs.