Sunday, November 20, 2011

Andy Richards Unite Regional Secretary and President of Welsh TUC welcomes Occupy Cardiff

The Unite union, which has its Welsh headquarters at Transport House, said the protesters were very welcome.
Andy Richards, Unite Welsh regional secretary and president of Wales TUC, said:

"From our point of view, we know that these people, who are engaged in a peaceful protest... are supporting the very campaign that Unite are engaged in and that's fighting the effects of the Tory and Liberal Democrat government in Wales.
"They are most welcome to camp out on our lawn and can use our facilities for their comfort."

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We feel that the entire economic and political system is undemocratic and needs complete change”
Edmund SchluesselProtester
The protesters had met earlier on Saturday near the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff city centre before moving on to the Aneurin Bevan statue in Queen Street.
They later headed to Transport House, which is also home to other unions and the Welsh Labour Party.

Last week, the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan said he would allow protesters to shelter overnight in Llandaff Cathedral if they set up camp outside.

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