Why? Because real wages are still lower than before the crash in 2008. Because three million workers are stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment. Because hardworking public servants haven’t had a proper payrise for eight years. Because our NHS is at breaking point. And because years of cuts have led to poverty, homelessness and despair for too many.
We’re marching for the alternative. For a growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK. For a £10ph minimum wage and the right to a voice at work. For public services that are brilliant, funded and free at the point of use. And for a society that roots out racism, sexism and discrimination.
We’re the trade union movement. We stand up for millions of working people all over the UK. And together, we demand a new deal for working people. Join us in London on 12 May.
Find out more about our new deal for working people, read Great jobs agenda (pdf)
For more information about the march and rally email NewDeal@tuc.org.uk.
I am a waiter. Some weeks I will have one or two shifts then the next week I can have four or five... It is cheaper to hire waiters who are 16–17 [years old] ... my boss only pays the minimum wage for that age band. Can’t make plans in advance due to unsure working days and can be cancelled even an hour before work starts.”
Not knowing if I will get any shifts the next week. We get a text every Friday telling us if we will be working the next week.
Changeable income makes paying bills and budgeting hard. Can't afford to take holidays or be off sick as it means a lower wage that month.