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Mayday – Saturday 1 May
May 1 @ 11:30 - 15:30
Tyne & Wear May Day Committee are organising a big online event tomorrow, the outline programme is below and this is the Facebook link:
As many of you will know, the Covid restrictions mean that we cannot hold the normal Tyne & Wear May Day march and rally this year, but instead we are planning an online festival on Saturday 1 May. It will be broadcast on a number of Facebook pages, including Tyne & Wear Mayday Rally, and the programme will be something like this:
11.30 – Welcome, and historical film/photos, with music
12.00 – Invited speakers: Dave Ward (CWU general secretary), Chi Onwurah MP, Fran Heathcote (PCS president) and Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne Mayor). To be followed by a Q&A session.
13.00 – Greetings received, to be followed by more historical material
13.40 – International Contributions
13.55 – Music spot
14.10 – Anti-racism/BLM/Asylum Rights: local speakers
14.25 – Defending democracy: local speakers
14.40 – Culture spot, including poets reading their own work
15.00 – People’s Assembly/Unemployment Fightback/Tyne & Wear Needs a Pay Rise: local speakers and videos
15.15 – Music
15.30 – Wrap up