Our country is increasingly divided and the few economic gains we’ve seen during the past decade have not been enjoyed by all. Pay is stagnating, more people are in low paid, insecure work and our public services are buckling under the pressure of budget cuts and increasing demand.
That’s why I joined today’s march. We need an economy that works in the interests of everyone - not just a privileged few at the top. I was proud to march with GMB, who’ve been leading the way in exposing the low pay and insecurity of jobs in the ‘gig economy’ and warning against a race to the bottom in pay, terms and conditions.
Trades unions are an essential safeguard for working people, but unions like the GMB shouldn’t need to rely on taking rogue employers to court to stand up for their members - they need a Labour Government to defend and extend the rights of working people and the public services we rely upon.
If you’re not in a union, join one! If you’re not sure which union you should join, the TUC website can help: https://www.tuc.org.uk/find-union-you.