Video: Manchester May Day festival 2020

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at Manchester May Day

Manchester’s May Day festival went online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with:
Ian Allinson, Manchester TUC President
Jackie Grunsell, GP and NHS campaigner
Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary
Ameen Hadi, NW Chair Unison Black Members Committee
Bassam as-Salhi, elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council
Penny Hicks, Manchester People’s Assembly
Alison Treacher, Unite care worker
Janet Newsham, Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
Francisco Dominguez, secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
Sam Mason, New Lucas Plan and PCS
Amanda Martin, NEU President
Clara Paillard, climate campaigner and President of PCS Culture Group
Jo Grady, UCU General Secretary
Jeremy Corbyn MP

Manchester May Day moves online

Manchester May Day Festival

Manchester May Day festival is moving online this year to help keep everyone safe from coronavirus, and we have a growing list of impressive speakers.

The rally will be 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday 2 May, with speakers and time for questions and contributions from participants.

The Facebook event is being updated as speakers confirm – please use it to invite people along, share it etc.

Join the rally via

Alternatively, if you have a non-smart mobile phone, use one of:
+443300885830,,911162827# United Kingdom
+441314601196,,911162827# United Kingdom

Alternatively, if you only have a landline, use Meeting ID: 911 162 827 with any of these numbers:

0330 088 5830
0131 460 1196
0203 481 5237
0203 481 5240
0208 080 6591
0208 080 6592
International numbers:

New Manchester TUC website

Welcome to the new Manchester TUC website, which replaces our old one at

It is not the intention to update this site frequently – check our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and events, or use the links on the sidebar or email if you want to receive our email updates. The main purpose of the site is to be a repository for key information.