Let’s rise up in Westminster on 2 November – in UNISON

Get ready for next month’s lobby of Parliament as UNISON and the TUC build the campaign on the cost of living crisis and building a better future

On a pale green background, with flowing white ribbons going from the bottom left to the top right, with the text, in black capital letters – together we rise in UNISON and the UNISON logo below.

UNISON is urging activists and members to lobby their MPs next month as part of the Together We Rise campaign.

Working with the TUC and other unions, UNISON is organising a lobby of the Westminster parliament on Wednesday 2 November, between 2-6pm.

This will be an opportunity for members to meet their MPs and tell them about the reality of the cost of living crisis.

Where relevant, it will also be an important opportunity to speak with MPs about current pay disputes and ballots in higher education, health, the Environment Agency and the Food Standards Agency.

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The TUC will co-ordinate the lobby and arrange the meetings with MPs. However, once you have signed up, UNISON will be in touch with you to provide briefing and priority campaign messages.

Since the lobby was first called, many members will have been further affected by the government’s budget, which pushed up interest rates, mortgage costs and seriously threatened the stability of the pensions system.

To fund the tax cuts announced in the budget the government is threatening a further wave of austerity.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated that this could lead to 200,000 jobs being cut. Activists and members can use this opportunity to make it clear to their MPs that this is simply unacceptable.

If your workplace is in a different constituency to where you live, and you want to meet the MP for where you work, please enter the postcode for your workplace on the sign-up page.

The day will end with a rally at the Westminster Methodist Central Hall at 6-8pm. The rally will feature contributions from trade union members and general secretaries.