ASLEF women to call for extra bank holiday at 8th March Leeds women’s day event

30 June 2005

ASLEF is calling for International Women’s Day – 8 March – to become an additional Bank Holiday. The demand will be launched on 8 March this year in Leeds at the site of the union’s first meeting, 125 years ago.

ASLEF women members will celebrate International Women’s Day – 8 March – by calling for the date to be made into a Bank Holiday. 

The call will be made in Leeds on 8 March when the union’s delegation to the TUC Women’s Conference in Scarborough stops off in Leeds to mark 125 years of the union’s existence. 

Members of the ASLEF women¹s consultative committee and other trade unionists in Yorkshire will meet at midday outside the Leeds Art Gallery in Victoria Gardens.

They will march to the site of the first-ever ASLEF meeting – the ‘Commercial’ public house in Sweet Street, West Leeds, where they expect to arrive shortly after one o’clock. 

There will be short speeches from Andy Reed, the union’s National Organiser, Pauline Cawood, chair of ASLEF"s women"s consultative committee and a representative from the Yorkshire TUC.

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