Activity 1 Briefing stewardsAims To help you: Raise issues about stewarding the march Understand your roleTask In groups discuss and make a note of any concerns, issues or queries you would like to see addressed in this briefing. Think about: Getting to the march Transport Working with others Dealing with incidents Nominate one member of your group to report back.
Activity 2 Dealing with situationsAims To help you: Discuss possible situations that may arise on the day Agree the way they should be handledTask In your groups, look at the scenarios overleaf and agree what you should do in that particular situation.
Situation Actions to be takenDuring the march you notice asmall child around five or six yearsold clearly very distressed withinthe group of marchers.A camera crew are positioned atthe side of the road. The people atthe head of your group want tostop and see if they can get one oftheir senior staff interviewed withthe union colours in thebackground.You notice a group of peoplecoming out of a side street andjoining the march and suspect theymay be looking to cause troubleThe march comes to a completestandstill for some time. People arebecoming concerned
Situation Actions to be takenA rumour is spreading along themarchers that a right wingextremist group have assembledfurther along the route and arelooking to clash with the marchersOn part of the march route the laneof oncoming traffic has not beenclosed. People are walking alongthe road overtaking the main bodyof marchersSome people start spraying graffition a shop windowA senior Steward informs you thata major incident has occurred andthe police have said the marchmust end and people leave thearea
Activity 3 Things to do between now and the eventAims To help you: Prepare a final checklistTask Use the grid overleaf to develop an action plan for use between today and March 26th.
Things I need to find outPeople I need to contactThings I need to do Check www.tuc.org.uk/alltogetherfor/stewarding.cfm for updates