Striking unions to meet in Eastbourne this morning

Hundreds of striking union members are expected to gather at the Unite Eastbourne Centre today to hear from a host of guest speakers.

Placard waving locals are being encouraged to make their way to the bandstand for 10.30am this morning before heading en masse to the Unite Centre in Grand Parade for a rally from 11am.

The event has been organised by UNISON and will include talks from its own Christine Lewis as well as Dave Brinson, talking on behalf of the National Union of Teachers.

Police here in Eastbourne have said they expect a peaceful protest while many striking workers will be heading to London to join the national protest in the capital.

For reaction and interviews from the demo, see Friday’s Herald and online at