Cleaners & Supporters Right To Protest Curtailed
We note the report on the problems experienced in holding a demonstration on 27 July as instructed by the GGC on 19 July. We are appalled that the right to protest is being curtailed under the pretext of a sporting event, and that the Olympic area is designated ‘private property’ when the Olympics is a major public event funded by public money.
We note the ongoing efforts to identify alternative venues for a demonstration and instruct the General Secretary to place a report in front of us once an alternative is identified.
We affirm the right of our members and appropriate officials to picket their place of work, and the right to distribute leaflets to the public, and therefore ask our members and supporters to attend Stratford station at 12 noon on Friday 27 July to facilitate this.