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This week a series of events will be taking place across the UK for key workers to tell their MPs why they believe key workers deserve a pay rise ahead of the budget in March.

In the North West there will be three key events taking place online in Rossendale and Darwen, Bolton North East and Southport.

  • Tuesday 23 February 2021, 5.30pm – Rossendale and Darwen
  • Wednesday 24 February 2021, 5.30pm – Bolton North East
  • Thursday 25 February 2021, 5.30pm – Southport

In each case, the local MP has been contacted and invited to attend the meeting well in advance. The meetings will be hosted by the regional TUC North West office, chaired by a member of the TUC North West executive and will feature key workers giving personal testimony.

TUC North West Regional Secretary Lynn Collins said: “When the shelves needed stocking - they were there. When hospitals were at breaking point they were there. When children needed support and care - they were there. Throughout the pandemic they went to work and risked their lives to care for us. Now we must support their demands for a pay rise.

We’ve invited the MP in each constituency to hear directly from their own constituents about the experience of key workers during the pandemic and we hope they will attend.”

Editors note

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

- For more information on the TUC’s national Winning a pay rise for key workers campaign, please click here -

- Events are taking place across the UK this week. You can track where meetings are taking place here - Winning a Pay Rise for Key Workers: MP meetings | Megaphone UK

- For any further information or for interview, please use the contact details given below.


Lynn Collins

0778 619 0541

TUC North West Office

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