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PCS Annual Delegate Conference 2011

The 2011 PCS Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) opened in Brighton. Video of excerpts from General Secretary Mark Serwotka and President Janice Godrich speeches went out the first night of the conference.

From the conference, following the overwhelming vote on the strike ballot the Vote Yes for the Alternative video went to urge members to support rapid strike action for 30 June.

Video of the full opening speech from General Secretary Mark Serwotka.

Video of the full speech from John McDonnell MP.

Video of the full speech from Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey.

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Londoners Say No To Heathrow Third Runway

Several thousand protestors marched against the proposed new third runway at Heathrow airport on Saturday 31 May.

The colourful and carnival atmosphere style march of around 3000 people comprised of environmental and climate change demonstrators, with respresentation from protest groups No Third Runway Action Group (NoTRAG) and Plane Stupid, who appeared in the Guardian newspaper that morning.

But the main section of people protesting were those directly hit by the construction of the runway, local people from Sibson and Hillingdon villages, whose homes will soon be under runway tarmac, commandeered under the Compulsory Purchase Act.

Stills taken from video footage.

All stills and video footage (c) Jason N. Parkinson 2008.

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