Called by Leeds TUC
Victoria Gardens, The Headrow, Leeds (outside the Art Gallery) [map]
Saturday 30th April
The Leeds March for the Alternative, was the biggest May Day March held in Leeds for many years. Around 300 people turned out, with flags and banners, ranging from the large and professionally-made, to the home-made. The march itself was lively and angry. The rally afterwards heard speakers from the GMB, UCU and PCS, among other unions, speaking about strikes we have seen, and the strikes that are coming. We were reminded about the Leeds bin strike, and the plans for co-ordinated strike action between civil servants and teaching unions. We also heard from a member of Leeds Uncut, reminding us that all the cuts are unnecessary, and a Midwife speaking for the Keep Our NHS Public campaign, on the need to fight to defend the NHS.