UNISON is making its final preparations for the ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ march and rally later this month, which general secretary Dave Prentis is urging members to turn into “the biggest demo this country has ever seen.”
Among those preparations, finishing touches are being put to placards (pictured) with which public sector workers will show politicians and the general public just how they feel about the attacks on their services – and how desperately they need to receive fair pay for the crucial work they do.
And with just two weeks to go until the TUC-organised event, in central London on 18 October, there’s still time to make arrangements for your participation, says Mr Prentis. “Make sure you come along, show your support and make a difference.”
Thousands of people will assemble from 11am on the Embankment near Blackfriars and move off at noon to Hyde Park, where there will be a rally with speakers and entertainment.
Events are also taking place on the same day in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In Glasgow, the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) is organising around the theme A Just Scotland: decent work, dignified lives. The march will assemble from 10am at Glasgow Green and move off at 10.30am to a rally in George Square. Find out more about the march and rally in Glasgow.
A March for Fair Pay, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, will start to assemble from 12 noon in Writer’s Square in Belfast. More on the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Northern Ireland website.