BULLETIN 6 – Final Notification
To: Regional Secretariat
Regional Campaign and Publicity Committee
All Branch Secretaries
Branch Communications Officers
Confirmed Train Times:
Liverpool Lime Street 07.10
London Euston 09.46
London Euston 18.37
Liverpool Lime Street 21.11
Manchester Piccadilly 06.23
London St Pancras 09.46
London St Pancras 18:11
A limited amount of tickets priced at £50 are still available from:
Chester: Preston: Lancaster:
Please contact Judith Holt if you wish to purchase any tickets (contact details set out on page
South Manchester Hospitals Branch have 4 spare tickets for the Manchester train can you call
Frances Kelly on 07968 025 417 if you would like them.
Manchester LG Branch have spare seats on the Manchester train please ring 0161 254 7500
Some seats approximately 20 to 25 available to UNISON colleagues care of Merseyside
Police Staffs Branch .Depart from Merseyside Police headquarters (Gatehouse entrance) 6am
-6.15 am and returning from London (Wembley stadium) at 7pm at the latest. Please contact
our Office via email address or phone 0151 707 1067/0151 777 8147. No charge but first
come first served. Bill Burton
There is a coach going from Blackburn. It has been organised by the Trades Council and we
are contributing towards the cost. It leaves Blackburn Boulevard at 6 am for further details
please ring 01254 585 220.
Tickets are £10 per person (but we are covering the cost for members of this branch).
There are still seats available which can be booked by emailing the Trades Council Secretary,
Ian Gallagher at email@example.com
There is also a coach going from Burnley and Peter Thorne from Burnley Local Government
Branch will be able to give you the details 01282 477 161.
MMU - Two coaches are leaving, Cavendish Street side of All Saints Park on Oxford Road at
6.45am, they will be returning at approx 10pm.Tickets are £5 unwaged, £15 waged and £25 if
other UNISON/Trade Union Branches want to book. People can book by emailing me on
firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing or texting on 07825158944.
Coach Parking Hubs for NW
Wembley Arena - http://afuturethatworks.org/coach-parking-arrangements-for-october-20/
Please pass this information on to your coach operators, as they may expect to book their
own parking directly. The coach transport trade body is also passing this information on to
Where people are dropped off and picked up will be a matter for coach organisers to agree
with their clients, but you should expect to use public transport for the final stage of your
journey, as people did for March 26th, as many roads will be closed in central London and the
volume of congestion will make it impractical to drop off or pick up near the march route.
Following pressure from the TUC this afternoon Transport for London confirmed that the
jubilee and metropolitan upgrade works are cancelled for the weekend. Hence:
Jubilee line = open
Metropolitan line = open
Wembley Park, central and stadium stations will all be open.
Please advise staff who may be travelling via Wembley.
Wembley will be stewarded.
The TUC are working with Transport for London to provide travel advice. There is a page on
our website that we will update http://afuturethatworks.org/march-logistics/form-up-and-
The basis advice for everyone coming to the march from the TUC is:
Join the march from the rear
Use a wide range of tube stations in the form up area (avoiding Westminster and
Temple stations in particular)
UNISON will be second in the formation and UNISON NW will be as close to National Banner
The TUC will have promised to send advice on getting home from Hyde Park advice on
getting home from Hyde Park. As soon as we receive this we will e-mail it to you.
People who wish to offer coach places can use the False Economy website to do so at
The TUC are reporting that the new approach of asking unions to be responsible for
stewarding specific sections of the march route has worked well, and they have had a really
good response to Senior Steward recruitment.
Form up will be from 11:00h along Victoria Embankment. The TUC intend to ‘zone’ the part of
the assembly area that lies between Hungerford Bridge (by Embankment tube) and the rear of
Temple Place where unions can raise their national banner and set up any marching bands
(more on bands below). Signs will be put on lamp posts or other street furniture to demarcate
14 separate zones.
Deciding how to allocate unions to the different zones is no easy task. The TUC Executive
has decided that we should use size as the main determinant with the biggest unions at the
front. We are also recognising that some unions want to march together and are therefore
facilitating a health specialist section and an entertainment union bloc.
Link to the route map: http://afuturethatworks.org/the-march/
Front Party (General Council and guests)
9 health unions not otherwise listed
12 Entertainment unions
13 Other unions
14 Everyone else
The TUC will shortly be launching a placard competition as a way of encouraging more people
to come on the demonstration in a creative way. Marchers will be encouraged to upload
videos of how they’re making their placards, and popular placards will be spotlighted on
October 20th. There are more details at http://makethemarch.org.uk/ .
Additionally, the TUC are keen to break the march up with marching bands. We will be
arranging some of these through the TUC, and already know of some unions bringing or
sponsoring bands, though please keep the TUC informed of your plans as they will need to
make necessary arrangements for drop-offs for those with instruments. Please email
email@example.com .The TUC will have two open-top buses with a PA system on board
stationed on the route of the march, from which we will be able to promote messages of
support and encouragement to marchers, and make practical announcements.
There will be a professional compere on each bus (thanks to Equity for organising), and a
TUC staff member to provide support. A range of union contributors will be invited to deliver
brief messages to marchers. (Contributors will be asked not to make speeches as this could
cause the march to slow down or stop, which would have stewarding and safety implications).
The TUC are working hard to make October 20th as accessible as practical.
There will be a separately stewarded disability assembly zone for the full march in Savoy
Street who will be fed into the march at the south of Savoy Street when it moves off. Disabled
marchers travelling by car will need to apply for a vehicle access permit here
There will be a separately stewarded disability assembly zone for the short march in St James
Street (off Piccadilly) who will be fed into the march as it passes. Disabled marchers travelling
here by car will need to apply for a vehicle access permit here
The deadline for all on-line applications for vehicle access permits is Friday October 12th.
The TUC will have an ‘access hub’ hard surface area (accessible via hard paths that are
suitable for wheelchairs) as part of the Hyde Park rally. This will include charging points for
electric wheelchairs and water supplies for disabled marchers and guide dogs. Disabled
access toilets will be nearby. Additionally there will be a signer on the giant screen. There
will be some limited vehicle access for disabled marchers wishing to travel directly to Hyde
Park. For all queries regarding access contact Gemma firstname.lastname@example.org
The rally in Hyde Park will run from 1.30 – 4.00pm. This is half an hour shorter than for March
26th because it gets dark earlier. The rally will be a rolling programme of three separate
sessions of speakers. Each session will have a separate compere and be divided by music
(thanks to the MU) and videos (shown onto two giant screens either side of the stage). The
TUC are still working on details of the speakers and video presentations.
Facilities in Hyde Park will include refreshment vans, a ‘safeguarding’ tent for lost children and
vulnerable adults, and an information tent. Banks of toilets will be scattered throughout the
site and St Johns Ambulance will run a first aid facility.
There will be a campaign table area in Hyde Park where unions will be able to distribute
literature to marchers coming into the park. Park guidelines stipulate that no inflatables,
gazebos, fundraising or selling will be allowed. The TUC will provide one trestle table per
union. They also suggest that you provide your own polythene cover in case of rain. While
they are happy to make this facility available, they recognise that it is extremely limited.
Vehicle access to the park will be severely restricted so they anticipate using the same
approach we used for March 26th, and using one union vehicle to courier materials to Hyde
Park and another union vehicle to collect those materials at the end of the rally. Contact
The TUC has produced a ‘Future That Works’ app which can now be downloaded from the
usual sources. Additionally we have produced a new leaflet (promoting the text number that
we will be using for data capture on October 20th). This can be downloaded with all materials
they have previously highlighted at www.afuturethatworks.org
The TUC are continuing to ask people to actively pledge support on-line and use social media
to promote the event to their friends and contacts.
A dedicated Twitter feed @futurethatworks is being used to build momentum and will be a key
source of information on the day for guidance including where the rear of the march is
located. We’re using the hashtag #Oct20 to link up people supporting the march.
As well as using the pledge sign-up on the TUC website, the widget the TUC use there can
also be easily hosted on other websites. If you want to do this contact the TUC web guru John
email@example.com who will be able to customise it for you.
For UNISON members going to London the weekend of 20th October there are still
complimentary tickets for the Bob Marley British Music Experience at the Bubble O2 Arena
available. Please contact Judith Holt j.holt:unison.co.uk or 0161 661 6712. Tickets will be
given out on a first come first serve basis.
Please send your photo’s of 20th Oct to John Sharp firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNISON NW Tweets
UNISON NW will be tweeting on the day and you can follow this @NorthWestUNISON. We
would encourage individual marchers and branches to join in and tweet us your photos and
messages of support.
All Branches should have received copies of the survival guide. Please find attached a copy
for those that would like to print off extra copies.
Emergency contact numbers:
Lynne Morris – 07903 814 115
Kevan Nelson – 07944 191 396
Should there be any problems or any of your delegation get arrested please phone
Thompsons Solicitors – 0800 587 7530
Any other queries please contact:
Judith Holt, UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN. Telephone Number:
0161 661 6712 or by e-mail email@example.com