Sunday 4 September from 10 am at Church Green, Burston in Norfolk
Entry is free.
The Burston Strike School Rally is back for the first time since 2019 after which Covid closed everything down. It is 108 years since the pupils of the Burston village school left their school building in protest at the sacking of their teachers, Tom and Kitty Higdon. The strike, which lasted for 25 years, is considered to be ‘the longest strike in history’.
Among others, speakers include Diana Holland of Unite (Food and Agriculture), Roger McKenzie of Liberation, Miles Hubbard of the Unite Felixstowe dispute, Mick Lynch, General Secretary RMT and Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea.
There will be performances by RMT Brass Band, the Dave Thomas Blues Band as well as the poet Attila the Stockbroker.
The Candlestick March at noon will follow the route of the children’s original march in 1914. Union branches bring their banners for this traditional part of the Rally.
Food and drink will be on sale and there will be a range of stalls selling and giving away momentos and explaining their ideas and services.