March for the Alternative – 26 March

29 Mar

The Unite learning organisers joined the delegation on the TUC March for the Alternative through central London on Saturday. The Unite delegation was massive and lively, and there was a great atmosphere on the day.

It was very encouraging to see that unions are able to mobile hundreds of thousands of people, and that the majority of the people in the UK support the aims of the march.

Despite media reports of violence, the march was peaceful and atmosphere was fantastic and friendly.

Here is some footage of General Secretary Len McCluskey marching with the Unite delegation:

As unions we need to build on the momentum created at the march. As the large scale public support for the demonstration shows, there is no mandate for the cuts which are being driven by the Coalition government. These cuts will affect everything, including our members’ opportunities to learn and improve their skills.

For more information on why cuts are the wrong cure, see the False Economy website.

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