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.
180 years ago, workers were locked out of the Derby Silk Mill and suffered for months whilst they fought for rights.
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.)

Elsewhere, there was quite a bit of street activity in the city centre.
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