TUC mass lobby of Parliament – protect the right to strike

2 November 2015 1:30pm

Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Join union members from across the UK for a rally and lobby of MPs against the undemocratic Trade Union Bill.

UNISON thinks MPs should be focusing on the real problems this country faces, not undermining people’s right to be supported at work. That’s why thousands of people are going to Parliament to talk to their MPs on 2 November.  

What’s happening?

12.30 – People arrive at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.

Please first go to the Great Hall (inside the Central Hall building) to register. There will be a UNISON table and UNISON learning staff will be there to answer any questions about what to say to MPs. 

1 – 3.30pm – rally

Hear from some exciting speakers from 1pm – 3.30pm.

2pm – lobbying starts

The lobbying in Parliament will start from 2pm and throughout the afternoon groups will go over to the House of Commons to meet with their MPs to explain why they should vote against the bill. It is always best to try and write to your MP advance or call 020 7219 3000 to say you are coming and ask for an appointment.

UNISON is creating a detailed guide on how to lobby your MP which will be available on this page soon, and UNISON reps will be at the rally to offer guidance.


There will be cash sales catering located on Level 3 outside the Great Hall. In addition there are catering outlets on the lower level of Central Hall.

How to get to Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster is located on Storey’s Gate, across the road from the Houses of Parliament and can be accessed in different ways.


St James’ Park station – Circle and District lines Westminster station – Jubilee, Circle and District lines Victoria station – Victoria, Circle and District lines British Rail

Walking distance from Victoria, Charing Cross and Westminster mainline stations.


11, 24, 148 and 211 pass the door. 3, 12, 53, 53x, 87, 88, 109, 159 and 453 stop nearby. Car parking

Public car parks operate in Abington Street, Horseferry Road, Rochester Row and Semley Place. There is also parking adjacent to the building on Tothill Street and Matthew Parker Street.

Disability access

If you have any disability or access requirements please email Ben Kind (b.kind@unison.co.uk) in advance.