Join the UNISON bloc in Blackpool to protest against the Tories and demand a pay rise!
UNISON are supporting TUC North West's Britain Needs A Pay Rise protest at the Conservative Party's spring conference in Blackpool.
On Saturday 19th March, the trade union movement will be taking to the streets of Blackpool to show our strength of feeling about the cost of living crisis; with the worst inflation for 30 years, a 54% increase in the energy cap and the complete failure of Government to tackle this crisis.
Instead, we get lectures from the Bank of England on how we should not ask for compensating pay rises,-the same organisation that predicts the worst fall in the standard of living for years after a decade of falling real wages.
Trade unions are taking the opportunity of the Tory Party's Spring Conference in Blackpool to say loud and clear,: “British workers need and deserve a pay rise!"
We’re asking all UNISON members in the North West to attend and we are asking UNISON branches and activists to mobilise members and communities to turn out in your thousands. We want as many people as possible to join us in Blackpool, on the Saturday morning to call for the changes we need to see – a pay rise for workers, decent sick pay, an end to zero hours contracts and more.
Please register using this link so that we can keep track of numbers. We will also share details of travel arrangements from your local area with those who register.
MEETING POINT: The Comedy Carpet near Blackpool Tower (FY1 4BJ ).
MEETING TIME: Assemble from 10am
WHAT'S THE PLAN? A one mile march will set off at 11am, we’ll march along the Promenade and up to the Winter Gardens, before looping back around down Talbot Square and returning to the start point for the rally. This will be followed by a rally from 12noon to 1pm: union speakers and others will address the rally for approximately 1 hour.
Contact your local UNISON branch for further details about transport from your area.