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Jess Hurd /

Marching for a new deal for working people

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What we did on Saturday was incredible. Tens of thousands marched in London, demanding a new deal for working people.

I'd like to thank everyone who braved the rain to help make our voices heard. Steelworkers, teachers, midwives, carers, retail staff, posties, civil servants, firefighters.

And our message could not be clearer. There is an alternative:

  1. We need a minimum wage of £10 an hour, now.

  2. Ban those exploitative zero hours contracts.

  3. Fund our NHS and public services properly.

  4. Repeal the trade union act which makes it harder for us to stand up for working people.

  5. Crack down on tax dodgers who starve our schools and hospitals of funding.

To make big change, it takes more than one person and it takes more than one rally. The only way we can achieve the change we need to see, is if workers stand together with their union.

The trade union the greatest force for social justice in history. And now is the time to write a new chapter in our collective story.

Together – we can build a growing economy for the many not the few. Together – we can nurture a society free from sexism, racism and discrimination. And together – we can win the New Deal working people are crying out for.

Let’s get to it.

Join a union today, or get your friends, family or coworkers to join. Find out how to join a union now

Thank you for standing up. Thank you for being a part of the campaign for a new deal for working people.