TUC national demonstration: Step up for public services

12 May 2018 1:00pm–6:00pm

London: Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park

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The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services.

We’ll show decision-makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying down.

This march is set to be a big one. UNISON, the TUC and other trade unions are putting considerable support behind it. You’ll join thousands of like-minded people under the banner, Step up for Public Services.

It’s a march with a serious message but it’ll have a fun, family-friendly feel. Dig out your UNISON colours and let’s turn the streets purple. Plus there will be activities to keep your energy bubbling throughout the day.

Make sure you’re there!

The demonstration will form part of the TUC Great Jobs Agenda campaign, which sets out the key demands of the movement for how we win a new deal for working people.

Find out more on the TUC’s webpage

Key Info

Where? London: Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park

When? 12 May. We will assemble from 11am and move off at 12pm. The rally in Hyde Park ends at 4pm.

Why? Because you care about public services and you like a good day out.

Who? You. Your family. Your friends.

How? Check with your region or branch for travel details – if you don’t know their contact details use the Branch Finder. We will also post more information here, to help you if you’re travelling independently.

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Some regions will organise coaches but some find it better to travel by train – these decisions are up to your branch and region. The TUC also organise coaches. For specific details, click on your region below – if there are no fixed arrangements you are best to contact your branch directly.

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