SW TUC backs We Are Bristol Demonstration Fountains 11am July 14th
Fire Brigades Union
The TUC South West Regional Council opposes the planned march of the English Defence League (EDL) in Bristol on the 14th July 2012.
The Regional Council notes the group “We Are Bristol”, that has been set up to counter the English Defence League march and to organise a rally against racism, in the centre of Bristol.
In recognising that the Trades Union Councils Joint Consultative Committee (TUCJCC) agreed, as a strand in the Programme of Work for 2011 – 2012, Fighting Fascism and the Far Right, and in particular:
• Counteracting the moderate face of fascism with campaigns which reveal the BNP, EDL and others real agenda,
The South West TUC Regional Council urges all Trade Unions and Trades Councils that are affiliated to SWTUC, to support the organized events to counter the far Right in every way possible.
This should include where possible;
• South West TUC and affiliates agreeing and supporting the “We Are Bristol” Statement against the EDL,
• Trade Unions and Trades Council’s to publicise the events to counter the EDL in Bristol,
• effective encouragement for all Trade Union and Trades Council members in the South West to attend the events to Counter the EDL on the 14th July in Bristol.
28th June 2012