tens of thousands demonstrated at the Tory party conference Sunday 4 October 2015

Workers and community organisations from across the country will join the demonstration, which will be the first the TUC has organised since the Conservative government came to power.

Wolverhampton coaches from UNISON  & UNITE 

 

The TUC  national demonstration in Manchester this autumn against the government’s austerity agenda and attacks on trade unions.

 Sunday 4 October  a march through central Manchester, culminating in a rally close to the Conservative Party Conference.

 

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This October’s march and rally will allow thousands of ordinary people to show the government exactly what they think of their policies.

“The Conservatives’ planned attack on trade unions and extreme cuts are an assault on working people at a time when they should be focused on securing the UK’s fragile recovery and creating better jobs to boost productivity.”

 
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Placards

“No to austerity, yes to workers’ rights”

 After five years of austerity, falling living standards, pay freezes and huge cuts to public services, a new parliament won’t offer a fresh start to working people and their families. The Conservatives’ new plan is an old plan - back to the future with  more of the same.

We were told that austerity measures were a necessary, short, sharp dose of medicine . But five years later, the prescription is the still same. More plans to privatise public services, like the NHS. The government telling hardworking people, like midwives, teachers and transport workers, that they must work harder and longer. Public servants’ pay frozen for 4 more years.  Threats to jobs in the public sector. Plans to sell off social housing. Cutting tax credits, disability benefits and help with the rent. Unfair targeting of young people.  

Trade  unions have a proud tradition of standing up for workers, their families and the services everyone uses. So now the government is threatening the right to strike. 

In  the trade union bill, they propose to make it harder for unions to take strike action to oppose their cuts. They want to make it harder for workers to speak out - allowing employers to use agency workers to break strikes and putting huge restrictions on pickets and protests. In short, they want to silence millions of union members and threaten their right to strike.