18 October is set to be an even bigger day, as trade unions in Scotland and Northern Ireland will be staging marches to coincide with the TUC’s national demonstration in London.
The Scottish Trade Union Congress’ “A Just Scotland” march and rally will gather at Glasgow Green from 10am, before marching to a rally in George Square. Key themes are the need to create decent and well paid work, and providing dignity for those who cannot work. Coaches are being organised from across Scotland to the demo.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Northern Ireland Committee’s “A Pay Rise For All” march will form up in Writers’ Square at noon, before moving off at 12:45. They’re carrying the message that getting money back into working people’s pockets is essential to a strong recovery.