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Burston School Strike – rally 6 September 2009

Cross-posting from http://www.tuc.org.uk/the_tuc/tuc-16545-f0.cfm?regional=7

Sunday 6 September 2009
Burston Strike School Rally

11am to 4.30pm, Church Green, Burston, nr Diss, Norfolk

Join us at Burston to commemorate the longest strike in history, and to celebrate the people who continue to fight for trade union rights, working class education, democracy in the countryside, and international solidarity.

In April 1914, Kitty and Tom Higdon, loved and respected teachers at Burston Village School, were sacked for their socialist and trade union views.

The pupils walked out in support and from then until 1939 the villagers and the Higdons, ran the ‘Strike School’, providing an education for local children.

Times change, but the struggle in rural areas for economic and social justice continues.

This year at Burston we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, with music, speakers, and special children’s activities.

Speakers include Tony Benn, and Luis Marron (Cuban Embassy)

Burston Strike School – the longest strike in history

Organised by Unite with the support of SERTUC, Thompsons Solicitors and the Burston Strike School Trustees

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