Marching to end austerity

We came in our thousands to London with a simple message for Theresa May

On 1 July 2017 UNISON members from across the South East – cooks, cleaners, carers, nurses, teaching assistants, housing officers, hospital porters, and many more – joined tens of thousands of others in a call to end austerity.

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis spoke to us about why he was so passionate about supporting the march and how it was time to return a Labour Government and time to bring fairness back into society.

We marched together through the heart of London to the seat of power in Westminster, with banners held high and balloons swaying in the wind, with a simple message: end the pay cap, end austerity, enough is enough.

Our branches, members and activists were out in force. And it was UNISON members – public service workers from across the full spectrum of society – who made a very visible purple and green contribution to the march.

All photos: Ralph Hodgson