Marching on May Day

01 May 2015

ASLEF activists from around the country joined national organiser Simon Weller, EC vice-president Dave Calfe, executive committee member Hugh Bradley, and district organisers Finn Brennan, Dicky Fisher, Nigel Gibson and Graham Morris on the traditional May Day march and rally in London. Members met at midday on Clerkenwell Green, an area with strong radical roots – Wat Tyler camped here during the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and George Loveless, first of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to return to Britain after transportation to Australia, was welcomed home with a mass meeting on the green in 1838 – and moved off at 1pm, behind a brass band, with activists from many other trade unions as well as workers from other countries, pensioners, students, and anti-globalisation campaigners, through central London to a rally in Trafalgar Square.

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