Brilliant day of campaigning on International Workers Memorial Day in Manchester’s Lincoln Square. Local singer-songwriter Clare Mooney opened and closed the rally with her “Enough is Enough” and songs of rebellion.
GMB Union Education/Health & Safety Organiser Paul Holleran was first speaker with a speech targeting bad employers and poor managers. Highlighting workers can be killed quickly in accidents at work or slowly poisoned to death through chemicals, asbestos and dusts. He said the physical and mental damage done to union members was unacceptable and unions needed to fight and campaign industrially, legally and politically to protect workers.
Other speakers included UCU Officer Marie Monaghan who is involved in the Long Covid Campaign along with Janet Newsham of the Hazards campaign.