What's happening on the day?

Issue date
10 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes 

National rally and march on Tory Conference

Programme for the day

12.00: Assemble Oxford Road from All Saints Park southwards
13.00: Opening rally
13.30: March through the city on a route that circles the Conference Centre, ending at Deansgate / Whitworth St for coach pick ups

Form up from 12 noon

The march will form up along Oxford Road from the main stage area at All Saints Park.  Form up order will be confirmed in due course and this will be clearly marked along the route on the day. 

Rally from 12:30pm

The rally commence with music from 12.30pm. Speakers will begin at 1pm. The first part of the rally will take place while the march is static and at 1.30pm the march will move off. Speeches and music will continue as the march progresses down Oxford Road and passes the stage, meaning that participants towards the back of the march also get a chance to hear contributions as they are moving off.

March Route

The march is expected to move off at 1:30pm and the route has been confirmed with police and agency partners. Download route map [pdf]

It is : March down Oxford Road to Portland Street; Turn right into Portland Street to the junction with Princess Street; Turn left into Princess Street and follow until Albert Square; Follow left around Albert Square to Southmill Street; Bear right into Southmill Street to Junction with Peter Street; Turn right into Peter Street to junction with Deansgate; Turn left into Deansgate to finish at junction with Liverpool Road 

Accessibility

For disabled marchers, we have made arrangements for viewing the rally and joining in with the march. Full accessibility information.

Transport

Trains

The nearest train station to the form up point is Manchester Oxford Road. Those traveling by train and walking to the rally and form up point are asked to use Upper Brook Street and Higher Cambridge Street before accessing Oxford Road. This is to avoid congestion at the front of the rally area. 

Coach 

Coaches to Manchester are being laid on by groups around the country, with many places subsidised or free. A list of coaches can be found below. For those looking to advertise your coach and ensure they are full please email Jay McKenna at jmckenna@tuc.org.uk with your coach details.

Coach Drop Off and Pick Up

Coaches are asked to drop off participants on Upper Brook Street (which runs parallel to Oxford Road), near to the junctions with Brunswick Street and Dover Street. Coaches are asked to make their way to the drop off area via either Hyde Road or Princess Parkway. This is due to roadworks on the Mancunian Way that may still be in place.

Coaches will be met by Greater Manchester Police Officers and given a pack containing details and information for the day, including their exact pick up location (which will be colour coded) and coach number. It is important that people remain on the coach to hear this information and the steward/organiser on the coach will be asked to assist in ensuring people are given this information.

Empty coaches will then be directed to their pick up location for the conclusion of the march. This will be Great Jackson Street/City Road East area. This is near to the end on Deansgate and will be signposted on the day.

Coach details

London - Euston

Leaving at: 7.45am
Leaving from: British Library, London
Cost: £10/free
Contact person: Ross Marshall 
Email:rossmarshallrmt@gmail.com 
Tel:07914 002 851
Coach organiser: RMT London Region

London - Walthamstow Central

Leaving at: 6.00am
Leaving from: Walthamstow Central
Cost: £20/£10
Contact person: Linda Taaffe Email: wftradescouncil@gmail.com
Tel: 07905 765 705
Coach organiser: Waltham Forest Trades Council

London - Ealing Broadway

Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Ealing Broadway
Cost: £10
Contact person: Oliver New 
Email: ealingtuc@rocketmail.com 
Tel: 07931198501

Brent Trades Hall

Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: Derby Bus Station
Cost: £5 minimum donation waged / free or what you can afford unwaged
Contact person:
Email: secretary@city-of-derby.nut.org.uk
Tel: 07929 043415
Coach organiser: NUT

Milton Keynes

Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: John Lewis Coach Park, Milton Keynes
Cost: Free or donation
Contact person:Phil Treacy
Email: Phil-julie@sky.com
Coach organiser: Unite

St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield

Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: St Albans
Calling at: Hatfield and/or Welwyn Garden
Cost: Free or donation
Contact person: Jon Berry
Email: nutjon@aol.com
Tel: 07721 040 631
Coach organiser: St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield Trades Council

Finchley, Hendon & Mill Hill Broadway

Leaving at: 6.45am
Leaving from: Finchley Central tube
Calling at: Hendon Central tube 07.00
Mill Hill Broadway station 07.15
Cost: £15/free or donation
Contact:
Tel: 020 8359 2088
Coach organiser: Barnet Unison

Islington Town Hall

Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Islington Town Hall
Cost: £10/£5
Contact person: Deborah Caplan
Email: deborahacaplan@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 07950 280 908
Coach organiser: Islington Hands Off Our Public Services

Abingdon

Leaving at: 7.30am
Leaving from: TBC
Cost: Free to members of supporting unions (including UNISON). All others: £12 waged, £6 unwaged.
To book your place: www.ouh.org.uk
Contact details: 07896 687454 / 07814 836809
Coach organiser: Oxford Peoples Assembly and Oxfordshire Health UNISON

Banbury

Leaving at: 8.30am
Leaving from: TBC
Cost: Free to members of supporting unions (including UNISON). All others: £12 waged, £6 unwaged.
To book your place: www.ouh.org.uk
Contact details: 07896 687454 / 07814 836809
Coach organiser: Oxford Peoples Assembly and Oxfordshire Health UNISON

Witney

Leaving at: 7am
Leaving from: TBC
Cost: Free to members of supporting unions (including UNISON). All others: £12 waged, £6 unwaged.
To book your place: www.ouh.org.uk
Contact details: 07896 687454 / 07814 836809
Coach organiser: Oxford Peoples Assembly and Oxfordshire Health UNISON

Oxford, Headington, Thornhill

Leaving at: 8am
Leaving from: Outside Taylorian Institute St Giles, Oxford OX1 3NA
Cost: Free to members of supporting unions (including UNISON). All others: £12 waged, £6 unwaged.
To book your place: www.ouh.org.uk
Contact details: 07896 687454 /07814 836809
Additional pick up points: Headington shops (London bus stop opposite post office) and Thornhill park and ride (bus stop opposite).
Coach organiser: Oxford People's Assembly and Oxfordshire Health UNISON

Didcot

Leaving at: 7am
Leaving from: TBC
Cost: Free to members of supporting unions (including UNISON). All others: £12 waged, £6 unwaged.
To book your place: www.ouh.org.uk
Contact details: 07896687454 or 07814836809
Coach organiser: Oxford Peoples Assembly and Oxfordshire Health UNISON

Reading

Leaving at: 7am
Leaving from: Bus Stop outside Reading Magistrate Court, Castle Hill, RG1 7TQ
Cost: £5 suggested donation
To book your place: www.unisonsoutheast.org.uk/no2austerity_reading_coach
Contact person: Bob Hall / Antoinette Solera
Contact details: 0118 937 2890
Coach organiser: Reading Borough UNISON

Southampton

Leaving at: TBC
Leaving from: Cenotaph, Southampton
Cost: TBC
Contact person: UNISON Southampton District
Contact details: 02380 832740 / branchsecretary@soton-unison-office.org.uk
Additional pick up points: TBC
Coach organiser: Unite the union

Portsmouth

Leaving at: 6.30am
Leaving from: The Hard
Cost: £20 waged / £5 unwaged
To book your place: www.unisonsoutheast.org.uk/no2austerity_portsmouth_coach 
Contact person: Mark Sage
Contact details: thesager@tiscali.co.uk / 07816 835621
Additional pick up points: 6.40am (Portsmouth Students Uni). 6.50am (Fratton Trades Club, Fratton Road), 7.00am (Cosham - Old Post Office).
Coach organiser: Portsmouth City UNISON

Brighton

Leaving at: 5am (TBC)
Leaving from: St Peter's Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU 
Cost: £4 waged / £2 unwaged
To book your place: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tuc-demo-at-tory-party-conference-brighton...
Coach organiser:
Brighton & Hove Trades Council

Hartlepool, Darlington, 
Middlesbrough, Stockton
Leaving at: 7.30am
Leaving from: Hartlepool
Calling at: Middlesbrough 07.45am; Stockton 08.00am; Darlington 08.15am (approx)
Cost: £5 All colleagues in the Trade Union & Labour Movement are welcome
Contact person: Edwin Jeffries
Email: edwin.jeffries@hartlepool.gov.uk / ejeffries73@gmail.com
Tel: 01429 523868 / 07813 073186
Coach organiser: UNISON Hartlepool LG
Derby Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: Derby Bus Station
Cost: £5 minimum donation waged / free or what you can afford unwaged
Email: secretary@city-of-derby.nut.org.uk
Tel: 07929 043415
Coach organiser: NUT

Flintshire County Hall

Leaving at: 9.30 am
Leaving from: County Hall, Mold
Contact person: Sarah Taylor
Tel: Melanie, 01352 704300
Open to UNISON members and the public

Abergele

Leaving at: TBC
Leaving from: Abergele
Contact person: Jan Tomlinson
Tel: O7884086943 / 01745534532 
Email: Jan.Tomlinson@wales.nhs.uk
Coach organiser: UNISON North Wales Health Branch
UNISON members given priority

Brecon, Powys

Leaving at: TBC
Leaving from: Brecon
Calling at : Llandrindod, Newtown
Contact person: John Byrne
Email: unison@powys.gov.uk
Open to UNISON members and the public. 

Denbighshire County Council 

Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: Denbigh, Council Offices Caledfryn
Contact person: David Morgan Branch Chair
Email: David.morgan@denbighshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01824708010
Open to UNISON members and the public. 

Ceredigion: Aberystwyth 

Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Aberystwyth Car Park Opposite Police Station 7.00am
Cost: Tickets £5 and £3 concession. 
Contact person: Shaun Harris 
Tel: 07971 811189 / 07949084109
Open to UNISON members and the public.

Newport

Leaving at: TBC
Leaving from: : Newport (Mendelgief Road)
Calling at : Pontypool/Cwmbran, Abergavenny (Neville Hall Hospital)
Contact : ABH UNISON Branch Office on 01633 431766
For UNISON members who live or work in Gwent

Swansea Civic Centre

Leaving at: 6.30am
Leaving from: Swansea civic centre
Calling at: Neath Port Talbot Hospital 7.00am, POW Hospital 7.30am
Cost: £5 minimum donation waged / free or what you can afford unwaged
Contact person: Neelo / Andrew O Leary
Email: n.farr@neath-porttalbot.gov.uk 
Tel: 01656 752727/ 07975606500
Coach organiser: ABM Health branch
Open to UNISON members and the public

Bridgend

Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Bridgend Recreation Centre
Contact person: Julie Davies
Email: Julie.Davies@bridgend.gov.uk 
Tel: 01656 766661
Coach organiser: Bridgend County Branch
Open to UNISON members and the public. Donations recommended

Wrexham Bus Station

Leaving at: 10.00am
Leaving from: Wrexham Bus Station
Contact person: Steve Hibbert Branch Secretary
Email: Steve.hibbert@wrexham.gov.uk 
Tel: 01978 292155

Cardiff

Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: Cardiff National Museum Steps
Calling at: Railway Station Newport 8.30AM
Cost: : £16 Waged / £12 Concession – Branch to pay for UNISON members
Email: Cardiffpeoplesassembly@gmail.com
Coach organiser: Cardiff People’s Assembly
Open to members of the public and UNISON members

Cardiff Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: Cardiff National Museum Steps
Calling at: Railway Station Newport 8.30AM
Cost: : £16 Waged / £12 Concession – Branch to pay for UNISON members
Email: Cardiffpeoplesassembly@gmail.com
Coach organiser: Cardiff People’s Assembly
Open to members of the public and UNISON members
Newcastle Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Newcastle central station
Cost: £20 waged, £10 unwaged
Email: nepeoplesassembly@gmail.com
Book online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-east-coaches-to-tory-conference-demo-...
Coach organiser: Newcastle People's Assembly
University Hospital of North Durham Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: University Hospital of North Durham
Calling at: Bishop Auckland General Hospital at 8.25am, Darlington Memorial Hospital at 8.55am
Contact person: Stephanie Edwards
Email: stephanie.edwardsonunison@gmail.com
Coach organiser: Unison County Durham Healthcare Branch
Lincoln Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: The Anchor Pub, 133 High Street
Lincoln LN5 7PJ
Calling at: Scunthorpe at 9.45am, Morrison’s Supermarket, Lakeside Parkway
Scunthorpe DN16 3UA 
Cost: Free for GMB members 
Contact person: Vanessa Butcher
Email: vanessa.butcher@gmb.org.uk
Tel: 01522 525579
Coach organiser: GMB Midlands & East Coast Region
South Shields Town Hall Leaving at: 8.00am
Leaving from: South Shields Town Hall
Calling at: 8.30am Sunderland city centre (Holmeside bus-stop next to The Point nightclub), 8.50am Penshaw Community Association (Wensleydale Avenue, DH4 7PD)
Cost: Seat's cost £20 full-price / £10 concessions and must be paid in advance.
Email: sunderlandpeoplesassembly@outlook.com
 
Enfield  Leaving at: 7.00am
Leaving from: Enfield Town Station,
Cost: £25/£10
Email: northlondonassembly@gmail.com 
Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-londonenfield-goes-to-manchester-pr...  
Shoebury Leaving at: 6am 
Leaving from: Bus stop near Shoebury Asda
Calling at: Picks up along A13 to Tarpots and then final pickup in central Chelmsford
Cost: £10 return
Contact person: Tim Sneller
Book online: https://southendagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/649-2/
Email: southendagainstcuts@gmail.com
Coach organiser: Southend Against The Cuts 
Barrow Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: Barrow
Calling at: Dalton-in-Furness, Ulverston and Newby Bridge
Email: juniperx@tiscali.co.uk
Telephone: 0786 685 2489
Organised by: Barrow Trades Council
Carlisle Leaving at: 8.30am
Leaving from: Warwick Road (near the Halston Hotel – Old GPO), near the site of the old Lonsdale Cinema
Contact person: David Niven / Craig Johnston
Telephone: 07896 599053/ 07764 796222
Organised by: Carlisle Trades Council
Chester Leaving at: 10am
Leaving from: Vicars Lane, Chester CH1 1QE (bus layby between Grosvenor Park main entrance and amphitheatre) 
Calling at: Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BG (bus stop near library) 10:30
Contact person: Cecilia Jones
Email; ceciliajones1@hotmail.com
Telephone: 07881610361 (not available Mon, Tues or Wed)
Organised by: West Cheshire TUC
Darwen Leaving at: 10.00am
Leaving from: Darwen
Calling at: Blackburn 10.15am
Contact person: Ian Gallagher
Email: ig@eyegal.demon.co.uk
Coach organiser: Blackburn and District Trades Union Council
Stroud Leaving at: 8 am
Leaving from: Merrywalks Bus Station, Stroud
Calling at: Gloucester
Cost: Union branches expected to contribute to cost of coach, free to individuals
Contact Person: Peter Clark
Email: branch.office@unisongloslg.org.uk
Coach Organiser: UNISON Gloucestershire LG Branch

Coventry

Leaving at: 9.00am
Leaving from: Unite the Union, Transport House Short St Coventry CV1 2LS
Contact person: Frank Keogh 
Email: frank.keogh@unitetheunion.org
Tel: Zoe Mayou – 02476 227361
Coach organiser: UNITE West Midlands

Birmingham

Leaving at: 9:30am
Leaving from: Unite the Union, Transport House Broad St Birmingham B15 1AY
Contact person: Frank Keogh 
Email: frank.keogh@unitetheunion.org
Tel: Pete Logan – 0121 643 6221
Coach organiser: UNITE West Midlands

West Bromwich

Leaving at: 9:30
Leaving from: Unite the Union, Transport House Victoria St West Bromwich B70 8HX
Contact person: Frank Keogh 
Email: frank.keogh@unitetheunion.org
Tel: Ian Hickman – 0121 553 6051
Coach organiser: UNITE West Midlands

Wolverhampton

Leaving at: 9:30
Leaving from: Unite the union, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD
Contact person: Frank Keogh 
Email: frank.keogh@unitetheunion.org
Tel: Matt Jones – 01902 426434
Coach organiser: UNITE West Midlands

Stoke-on-Trent

Leaving at: 10:30
Leaving from: Unite the union, Quantum House, 290 Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2BX
Contact person: Frank Keogh 
Email: frank.keogh@unitetheunion.org
Tel: Mick Stevens – 01782 219800
Coach organiser: UNITE West Midlands