Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Supporting multicultural Burton against Fascist "Britain First"

Burton Unity Statement

Supporting multicultural Burton against Fascist “Britain First”


We are united in opposition to the Fascist “Britain First” march through Burton-on-Trent on Saturday October 17th.

“Britain First” are well known for targeting diverse communities in towns and cities up and down the country. Now they seek to intimidate here in Burton.   They say Burtonian Muslims cannot be allowed to make alterations or extend a Mosque.   This is despicable, and is nothing less than a direct attack upon our peaceful, British way of life.

The people of Burton are united in total opposition to this march. We value the family friendly, peaceful nature of Burton. We resent that extremists are seeking to destroy our peace on the afternoon of Saturday October 17th.

On the day, decent people will be joining together to make clear that these extremists are not welcome in our town. “Unite Against Fascism” and a number of other groups will be peacefully assembled in opposition to the “Britain First” march. We ask local people to join together on 17th October and help ensure that Fascists never again target our town.


Paul Walker – Chairman East Staffordshire Trades Union Council and RMT Burton Branch Chair

Rick Coyle – Unite Regional Officer for Burton

Ken Usher – RMT Midlands Regional Organiser

William Walker – Secretary East Staffordshire Trades Union Council

Cllr Syed Hussain – Labour Borough Councillor Anglesey Ward

Cllr Peter Davis – Labour County Councillor Burton Trent

Cllr Shelagh McKiernan – Labour County Councillor Horninglow and Stretton

Cheryl Pidgeon – Derby Unite Community Branch Secretary and former Parliamentary Candidate for South Derbyshire

Pete Goulden – Regional Secretary Fire Brigades Union and Treasurer East Staffordshire Trades Union Council

Philippa Saddington – National Union of Teachers

Bob Saddington – National Union of Teachers

Wincanton B&Q Unite Branch - Branston

Steph Foster – Unite the Union

Keith Venables – Derby Bread and Roses

Unite Argos Branch – Barton

RMT Midlands Regional Council

RMT Burton-on-Trent N.O. 1 Branch

Billy Upton – RMT Burton Branch Secretary

Rich Williams - Brigades Secretary Staffordshire FBU

Philip Moss – National Union of Teachers

Moyra Butler – National Union of Teachers

Diana Harwood – UNISON

Robert Bonner – Communication Workers Union

Phil Salt – Unite the Union Burton Brewery Branch

Unite Burton Brewery Branch

Conor Harron – NASUWT

Martin Ellis – UNISON and Local Organiser 38 Degrees Burton

Craig Jones – Secretary Burton Labour Party

Lewis Anderson – Burton Labour Party

Tom Hadley – Green Party and 38 Degrees Burton

Michael Huckerby – Burton Labour Party and 38 Degrees Burton

Burton and Uttoxeter Constituency Labour Party

John McKiernan – Chair Burton Labour Party

East Staffordshire Green Party

Kit Sandeman

Monica Dunbar

Stephen J Davies

Bronwen Parry

The anti-Britain First march - please meet at outside The Roebuck on station street at 12 noon. East Staffs TUC have urged people to "feel free to bring flags and banners etc!"

To add your name/your organisation’s name to the Burton Unity Statement, please email eaststaffordshiretradescouncil@yahoo.com

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