An official statement from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain:
British writers and trade unionists will hold a public demonstration on Wednesday 28 November 2007 in support of the American screenwriters’ strike.
The demo, which is part of an International Day of Solidarity, will take place at 12 noon outside the Trades Union Congress HQ in Great Russell Street, central London (link to StreetMap).
The event will be headed by the President of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, David Edgar, and we hope that as many members as possible will join us to show their support.
Official Writers Guild of America T-shirts and placards will be distributed to participants in the demo. The event will be filmed and we hope that a video compilation covering demos in Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada and other countries will be added to the many strike-related clips on YouTube.
Supporters from other British trade unions will also be taking part. A top-level TUC meeting will be discussing the US screenwriters’ strike earlier the same day.
WGGB General Secretary Bernie Corbett said: “Guild members and other supporters are urged to come to the TUC in Great Russell Street (near Tottenham Court Road tube station and the British Museum) at 12 noon sharp on Wednesday to make this a convincing demonstration of support.
“This demo coincides with reopened negotiations aimed at settling the strike by achieving fair payments for the use of writers’ work on new media platforms such as the internet and mobile phones.”
For more strike information please visit http://www.unitedhollywood.com/ or http://www.wga.org/.