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N30 List of Pickets, Demonstrations and Rallies

N30 | 18.11.2011 14:09 | Public sector cuts | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Birmingham

Britain’s biggest strike since the 1926 General Strike. Details below of known Pickets, Demonstrations and Rallies happening around the West Midlands

Wolverhampton Pensions strike rally & demonstration WV1
When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 11:00am
Where: outside Civic Centre in front of Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WV1 1RR
11am assemble outside Civic Centre, after morning picketing
Azaad Dhol Players
11.15am to 11.30, short speeches from local leaders of striking unions
Short demo around town from civic
12noon outside Civic final rally until 12.15pm
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Wolverhampton march WV1
When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 11:00am
Where: Wolverhampton, West Midlands , WV1 1SH
March assembly: Civic centre 11am (North Street, WV1 1RQ). Short march around Wolverhampton returning to Civic Centre for 15 minutse of speeches unitl 12pm

For more information contact Alan Weaver.

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Telford rally TF2
When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 11:29am
Where: Cordingley Hall, Wellington Road, Donnington, Telford TF2 8JS
Rally in Cordingley Hall, Wellington Road, Donnington 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Followed by a social event in Jolly Brewer Pub from 2pm
For more information contact Mike Veric.

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Worester rally WR1

When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 12:29pm
Where: St Andrews Hall, Pump Street, Worester WR1 2QT
Rally at 12.30pm in St Andrews Hall,

For more information contact Bryn Griffiths

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From 7am Pickets are expected at most larger council and civil service buildings, with earlier pickets likely at refuse collection depots.

Hospitals will be staffed as on Christmas Day, and there are expected to be pickets at hospitals

Schools will probably be closed, and there will not be pickets at closed schools. Parents should be told by their school if the school will be closed, but given that almost every teacher will be on strike that day, it should be expected for all schools to be closed. Birmingham City Council had a list of school closures on 30th June, and will probably repeat this list.

10am Local Rallies arranged in Selly Oak (by the University Main Gate, near the Fire Station); Handsworth (by the Library on Soho Road) and East Birmingham (at East Birmingham Hosptial)


Birmingham ‘Pensions Justice’ Day of Action 30 November B1
When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 12:30pm
Where: National Indoor Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham B1 2AA
March & Rally for pensions justice at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena
National Indoor Arena doors open from 12.30pm.

March route & assembly details yet to be confirmed, as soon as route & assembly point are agreed with the authorities. Details will be posted on the Midlands TUC blog: and website:

Flyers at


Cotteridge Strike Rally B30
When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 10:00am
Where: Cotteridge Church Centre, Cotteridge Island, Cotteridge, Birmingham B30 3EJ
Local strike rallies will take place across Birmingham, before feeding to the TUC march and rally in the city centre.
Cotteridge Strike Rally assembles at 9am, before proceeding to the Selly Oak Strike Rally for 10am.


Handsworth Strike Rally B21

When: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 10:00am
Where: Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9PD
Local Strike Rallies will be taking place around Birmingham, and then feeding to the main TUC march and rally.
The Handsworth Rally will assemble at 10am, outside the Library on Soho Road

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Teach Out at the University of Birmingham

10:30am Teach Out at the University of Birmingham. At the picket by the East Gate, Birmingham UCU will host a teach out to entertain and educate pickets, students and supporters. Facebook Event has full details.


TUC March and Rally
March route and assembly details yet to be confirmed, as discussions are taking place with authorities. Our guess would be an 11:30am assembly with march starting at 12noon at Lionel Street Car Park, with a march route similar to that of the Liberal Democrat conference (but in reverse), ending up at the NIA.
1:30pm Rally at the National Indoor Arena (NIA). Doors will open from 12:30pm.



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  1. Rock on — Dean
  2. WTF — frustrated