The East Belfast Speaks Out event scheduled for Wednesday 30 November has been postponed by its organisers until early 2012. The date ended up clashing with the public sector strike which would affect the venue, Ashfield Boys School.
Given the increasing support for industrial action (such as the NASUWT vote last Friday), we thought it wise to seek advice about the potential difficulties involved in going forward with our debate event on 30th November, the day of the proposed strike.
Unfortunately that advice has led us to the very disappointing conclusion that it would probably be best for all concerned if we were to cancel the event for next Wednesday and seek to re-schedule it for some time early in the new year. This is now our intention.
We hope you will do everything you can to let others know that the event East Belfast Speaks Out will now not take place as originally planned, since we really don’t want people to show up and be disappointed on the night. Needless to say, as organisers we greatly regret the need for postponement.
We will be in touch again with details of the re-scheduled debate just as soon as we have had the chance to assure ourselves of the availability of all the panellists.