The Pallion Shipyard Partnership are set for an organized “Day of Action” on Wednesday afternoon in order to rachet up the pressure on Sunderland City Council to make use of the former facility and bring maritime engineering back to Sunderland.
At 2.30pm the group will gather in Keel Square and commence a march to the Stadium of Light, where they will push to lobby councillors who are holding an important meeting at the facility between 3pm and 4pm.
The march has been organized properly in accordance with the local police.
Event organizer Brian Moore, also leader of the North East Party, has described the event as “the biggest march for jobs in a generation”.
“Shipyards are been bought or being expanded across the UK to support an unprecedented demand world wide and in the North Sea for marine engineering.”
“Harland and Wolff who built the Titanic wanted to buy Pallion, the Council and the foreign owners stopped them buying the Yard this year.”
The campaign has persistently accused the council of refusing to be transparent over their plans for yard’s future, which closed in the 1980s, amidst fears that they plan to develop the site into housing.