PCS is encouraging members to support the anti-austerity demonstration in Manchester on Sunday to take our call for properly funded pay rises for all to the Tories as they meet.
PCS and the People’s Assembly are providing transport to take demonstrators to and from the rally and march – but hurry coaches are filling up fast.
We are joining members of all major unions at the anti-austerity demo organised by the People’s Assembly and calling for:
- the 1% public sector pay cap to be scrapped
- investment in public services and public sector jobs, the health service and the education system
- housing, jobs and living standards for all.
The demonstration forms part of the PCS campaign on pay, and will follow our payday protests, rallies and activities across the UK on Friday, 29 September and ahead of our national pay ballot which begins on 9 October.
We want a visible and vibrant PCS contingent on the day to send a powerful message to the government that we deserve a decent, fully-funded pay rise.
How to get there
PCS regional and national centres are organising transport, depending on demand.
We are aiming to provide coaches from some towns and cities including Liverpool, Preston and London (jointly with Unison), but this will depend on numbers. You may be offered transport by train, so make sure you have the details of your nearest train station and any railcards you hold.
For more information and to book a place, contact your local PCS office as soon as possible.
Transport is also being arranged from across the country by People’s Assembly groups and in some areas PCS may pay for your place on their coaches. The People’s Assembly website is being regularly updated with transport details.
If you travel to the event independently without notifying us and try to claim expenses afterwards, we may not be able to pay your claim.
Noon-2pm: Castlefield Arena - Speeches, music, performances, campaign stalls
1.30-2pm: Demo form-up on Liverpool Road
2-2.30pm: March sets off from Castlefield Arena/Liverpool Road
March goes along: Deansgate, Whitworth Street West, Great Bridgewater Street, Chepstow Street, Portland Street
3-3.30pm: March reaches end point at Portland Street/Charlotte Street
3:45-4pm: Closing speeches in Piccadilly Gardens
5.30-11pm: Official demo after-party at Manchester Academy.
Timings are subject to slight change.