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Train unionists say "all aboard for London October protest"
Protestors have hired a train to take the fight over Government cuts to London.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the capital on October 20 for the national demonstration, which is being labelled A Future That Works.
In a rare move, trade union representatives from Brighton and Hove have chartered a train to and from London for the gathering organised by the TUC.
Phil Clarke, of Brighton Trades Council, said: “Instead of paying for lots of coaches which take two hours to get up there we thought this would be a better option.
“There are about 600 spaces so we’re hoping to fill it.
“We have about 12 unions signed up to it including the NUJ, teachers, public sector staff and NHS workers.”
The train is being paid for by various trade unions in the city.
However, those who reserve places will be asked to make donations to strike funds on the day.
It comes after about 10,000 people took to the city’s streets on November 30 in protest against changes to Government pensions.
Mr Clarke said: “This demonstration needs to be as big as possible, not just to show the Government we won’t put up with cuts, but also to be a chance to organise our workplaces, colleges, communities and towns to reject austerity.
“If you are a union member your branch or region is probably already involved so contact them for a seat. If you do not belong to a union you can book seats direct with the Trades Council.”
For more details call 01273 380819 or email brightontradescouncil@gmail. com.
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