1 July: demand an end to austerity

16 Jun 2017

PCS is asking members to support a major anti-cuts demonstration in London on 1 July.

The event, organised by the People’s Assembly and supported by all major trade unions, including PCS, calls for an end to the 1% public sector pay cap, and demands a decent health service, education system, housing, jobs and living standards for all.

The general election on 8 June shows there’s huge enthusiasm for an alternative to the Conservatives' failed policies of austerity.

Labour’s share of the vote increased from 30.6% in 2015 to more than 40% on the basis of an end to spending cuts, an end to the public sector pay cap and positive policies of investment in the economy.

The Tories have no mandate for further attacks on public servants’ pay and jobs and we must all join together to send a clear message to the government that more austerity will be hugely damaging for the vast majority of us.

Protests have sprung up across the country since the general election and there are many more planned in the next few days. On 1 July, trade union members and campaign and community groups from all over the country are coming together in one massive show of strength.

Demonstrators are marching against another 5 years of a Tory government committed to austerity, cuts and privatisation. Join us, bring your friends and spread the word. 

Details of the march

Marchers are asked to assemble by noon, at BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA.  The march is expected to set off at 1pm and make its way to Parliament Square.

A route of the march, including alternative routes, will be available in the lead-up to the day of the demonstration.

The PCS form-up area will be clearly marked by the PCS inflatable yellow balloon.


Getting there

PCS regional and national offices are organising transport where there is sufficient demand. Members and branches are asked to contact their local PCS office to check arrangements and to register interest. 

Transport is being arranged from across the country by People’s Assembly groups - full details will be available soon. Keep checking the People’s Assembly website for updates.

Marchers are asked to use all Tube and train stations in the area. Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road are all nearby.

Find out further information.


Branch PCS banners

Branches are encouraged to bring branch banners. PCS placards, flags and whistles will be available from the meeting up point on the day. The PCS contingent will be led by the union’s samba band. 


What you can do

Play your part in making 1 July a successful and effective day of protest. 

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