Derby Silk Mill Rally

commemorating a struggle 180 years ago, when workers were locked out for months as part of a struggle to stop workers losing their jobs because they were members of a trade union, and where the labour movement learnt the value of collective action.
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180 years ago, workers were locked out of the Derby Silk Mill and suffered for months whilst they fought for rights.
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Every year, the city of Derby and trade unionists commemorate the struggle; and was pleased to be with tssa members at the rally again.
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Speakers included Derby’s Mayor and Glenis Willmott MEP.
(Bob Crow had been booked to speak.)
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Elsewhere, there was quite a bit of street activity in the city centre.
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