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Britain Needs a Pay Rise


Join us and thousands of others from across the UK on 18 October 2014 for marches and rallies, to help call for an economic recovery that works for all Britons – including young workers and students - not just those right at the top.

Britain Needs A Pay Rise:

NUS National Conference 2014 voted to support these demonstrations as part of our priority campaign to win a New Deal for Work, and we are working closely with them as to make the event a huge success. In particular, we are working to ensure a strong student movement presence at the demonstration, and we want you to be a part of that.

Find out more about why NUS is supporting the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march  in this briefing.

Join us at one of the three events, and spread the word far and wide:

BELFAST: Organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the “A Pay Rise for All” rally will start on Saturday 18th October, 12:00pm , at Writers Square in Belfast.

GLASGOW: Organised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC),  the Scotland demonstration will take place on Saturday 18th October, marching from Glasgow Green at 10.30am, ending with a rally in George Square.

LONDON: Organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the demonstration will take place on Saturday 18 October 2014, and will begin with a march through central London, culminating in a rally in Hyde Park.  The march will start on Embankment, assembling from 11.00am by Blackfriars station – route map here.  The rally in Hyde Park will start as the march reaches the stage.

As we all know, people are currently facing the biggest squeeze on their incomes since Victorian times, and wages have fallen in real terms every year since 2010. Young people today are the first generation who are expected to be worse off than their parents.

We believe that as the UK economy recovers from the recession, everyone should get a fairer share.

We are calling for:

  • An increase in the apprentice minimum wage.
  • A commitment to the living wage.
  • An end to unpaid internships.

And this is how you can get involved:

  • Visit the Britain Needs a Pay Rise website and find out more information here
  • Pledge to attend  here
  • Visit the travel hub on the False Economy website where there are options to reserve places on coaches or trains here

More information:

Find out more about why NUS is supporting the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march in this briefing.

You can find answers to logistics questions on how you can get involve with the march and rally here.  If you have any other questions in the meantime, please contact campaigns@nus.org.uk


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