16 June 2022

Essential information for 18 June TUC march

PCS members are joining tens of thousands of workers in London on Saturday to demand that the government takes action over the cost-of-living crisis and to oppose the massive civil service job cuts. Here is the essential guide for members taking part

With inflation expected to hit 10% this year the 2% pay 'offer' to civil servants just doesn’t cut it. We can’t afford any more pay or job cuts. It is time to come together and speak out.

PCS members are also facing office closures in DWP and 91,000 job cuts across the civil service – it is time to say no and fight back.

Ahead of the TUC-organised demo, the PCS bloc will meet at 11am at Portland Place – you should be able to spot the marchers lining up behind the PCS balloon, but if you can’t find us ask a friendly steward. Bring your banners, placards, voices, colleagues, friends and family, all are welcome. The 1.7-mile march sets off 12pm heading down Regent Street, before turning on to Haymarket and through Trafalgar Square, on to Whitehall before ending in Parliament Square for the rally which is due to begin at 1pm.

View the march route.

The forecast is for hot, sunny weather on Saturday, so put on your sun screen and pick up a PCS hat at our assembly point and remember to bring water.

This is a public event, with photographers and filmmakers present throughout the day. Our communications team will be there on the day conducting interviews in support of our national campaign for more jobs, decent pay and better services.

Accessibility

There will be a quiet area allocated for disabled marchers at the form-up and a quiet venue rest stop during the route.

Rally in Parliament Square 

Rally attendees can go straight to the rally location to start at 1pm if they prefer. Level access to Parliament Square will be indicated on the plan. There will be a designated viewing area for disabled attendees.

There will be a small number of charging points for power chairs, subject to safe weather.

There will be a British Sign Language interpreter on the stage and the rally will be streamed live on TUC’s Facebook page with live captions. The TUC will also have speech to text transcript on the day. 

There will be water supplies for guide dogs.  

Toilets and accessible stations

Information about public toilets can be found at Public toilets | Westminster City Council. And information about wheelchair accessible stations can be found at wheelchair access and avoiding stairs - Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk).

Read why members are joining the demo.