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Posted on 14 November 2012 at 22:14 GMT
Coventry solidarity protest with action across Europe
Around 50 people attended a protest organised at short notice by Coventry trade unions in solidarity with workers taking action across Europe.
Earlier in the day a walkout took place at the Tax Office involving members of the PCS.
The rally was initiated by Coventry District Unison, and saw members from the following unions take part: Unison, Unite, CWU, UCU, PCS, NUT, TSSA, NUS, Coventry TUC and the pensioners' group BPTUAA.
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