What’s on at the Unite Marquee?…

Come on down to the Unite Marquee over the weekend and you won’t be disappointed! From top quality, stylish giveaways, to helpful advice and information, we have some thought provoking debates as well as some real trade union ground-breaking firsts!

Unite proudly brings you a weekend which includes toe-tapping, glass raising, mind-changing events – all paying homage to the great Martyrs and which we hope you will enjoy very much.

Saturday July 15

13.00 to 13.55 – Women in rural and agricultural workan all women panel. With Monique Mosley, Unite rep and fresh produce worker, Bev Clarkson, Unite national officer, Sue Longley IUF general secretary, Livy Szedeli, Unite rep and migrant worker, Angela Duerden, Unite EC member, Ellie Jones, Unite rep and rural worker.

14.00 to 14.30

Open session – Come and meet our lovely Unite South West region and Landworker teams for info, advice and giveaways galore!

14.45 to 16.00 – A rural worker’s economythe real cost of living in the countryside. With Steve Leniec, Unite rural and agricultural chair and farm worker, Steve Preddy, Unite SW regional secretary, Stéf Kasprowski, Unite SW regional chair, Richard Neville, Unite member and farm worker, Neil Grieve, Unite rep and forest ranger, Ivan Monckton, Unite rural campaigner. Chair Amanda Campbell, editor, Landworker.

16.00 to 16.25

Open session – Come and meet our Unite South West region and Landworker teams for advice and giveaways galore!

16.35 – Unite’s ‘Drag-tor Boys’. Grab your feather boas for sequinned field frolics with Tolpuddle’s first union drag act. Unite’s very own drag beauties Diana Lolita and Aida entertain the crowds with perfectly applied makeup and songs loosely related to the economy.

17.00 – Skimmity Hitchers – So famous, so wonderful… Live music and badger thrills from Dorset’s number one cider band. Be there – or be a shape with four equal sides and four right angles.

Sunday July 16

09.45 – 10.45 Why is agriculture still so dangerous?What can be done to make the UK’s most hazardous work safe? Daniel Zeichner MP shadow farming spokesperson, Rob Miguel, Unite national health and safety officer, John Burbidge, Unite safety campaigner and farm worker, Steve Leniec, Unite agricultural and rural chair, Julia Long, ex-Unite national officer. Chair Amanda Campbell, editor, Landworker.