TUC National March and Rally

TUC National March and Rally

Sunday 04 October 2015 at 12:00-13:30

4 Oct footerThe TUC national demonstration on the Manchester Tory Conference is going to be huge. Thousands of trade union members and supporters will march through the city to tell this government that we say ‘NO to austerity’ and ‘YES to workers’ rights’.

Austerity is destroying jobs, living standards and services – attacking working people, their families and communities. And now this Tory Government wants to go even further and attack the rights of working people and trade unions.

So let’s stand up and fight back together - for a better future.

March with us on 4 October. Assemble 12 noon at Oxford Road, Manchester.

Sign up for the march
Will you join us? Let the TUC know – sign up here and pledge to come on the march – together we can make this huge! 

Book your seat now!
Unite regions are running ‘free’ transport to the demonstration for its members. Further details will be added here as they are confirmed.  

To book your space, please email your regional contact (see below) including your membership number and phone contact details.

We look forward to see you in Manchester on 4 October.

Transport details in your region

East Midlands: Diane Norton
Coaches will depart from the following points:
Chesterfield: Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, S40 1LP – 10.15 am
Derby: Unite the Union, Pride Point Drive, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8BX at 8.00 am
Leicester: St John Street, (off Burleys Way), LE1 3WL at 8.30am
Nottingham:  Forest Recreational Ground, On Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham at 8.30 am
Northampton: Unite the Union, Transport House, 5 Saxon Court, St Peters Gardens, Marefair, NN1 1SX at 7.30 am

London and Eastern: All coaches are now fully booked. To be placed on the reserve list, contact: Mick.O’Sullivan
The People’s Assembly is running coaches, but are they are not free and ticket prices will vary:

You can also contact the TUC which is running some coaches:

North East, Yorkshire & Humberside
Coaches from Leeds/Glasshoughton/Huddersfield   
Bradford (Please note this coach is full)               

North West: Felicity Taylor
Coaches will depart from the following points:
Liverpool: Unite the Union, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool L3 8EF – time to be confirmed
To book a seat please email or

South East: John Rowse 

Brighton St Peter's church Lewes Road at 5am. Return time approximately 17:00
Kent: The coach will pick up from Canterbury West Railway Station at 5.45am and from Chatham Railway Station at 6.30am leaving Manchester at 5pm for the return journey.
Milton Keynes departure time is 08.00 from John Lewis Coach Park in Central Milton Keynes. Return time approximately  20.00/20.30.
Oxford: the Coach leaves the BMW Plant Car Park at 8.00am. Some seats left ring 01865824867 to secure.
Southampton coach will be leaving from The Cenotaph, Southampton. The coach will be leaving at 6am.

South West: Katie Llewellin
8am – depart from Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY
4.30pm – Depart from Manchester.

Wales: Glyn Conolly
Cardiff - Unite Regional Office – CF11 9SD – Coaches leave at 7:30 am
Newport – Newport train station – NP20 4AX – Coach will leave at 8:00am
Swansea - Unite office – SA1 1LF – Coach will leave at 6:30 am       
Flint - Unite office - CH6 5DH – Coaches will leave at 10:30am
Bangor – Unite office - LL57 1UR – Coach will leave at 9:30am
Wrexham – Wrexham bus station - LL11 1LF – Coach will leave at 10:00am

To book a seat email: how to book - 
Bookings must be made by emailing – please include the following details when you email to book a place: name, Unite membership number, from which location you wish to board the coaches, email address and phone contact details.

Cancellation/no show policy: please note, due to a number of ‘no shows’ at previous events, if you do not turn up on the day or fail to give 48 hours notice you will be charged the full amount of the ticket.

West Midlands: Frank Keogh
Coaches will depart from the following points:
Unite the Union, Transport House Short St Coventry CV1 2LS at 9.00 am

Unite the Union, Transport House Broad St Birmingham B15 1AY at 9.30 am

Unite the Union, Transport House Victoria St West Bromwich B70 8HX at 9.30 am

Unite the union, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD at 9.30 am

Unite the union, Quantum House, 290 Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2BX at 10.30 am

Worcester trades council are running a coach from Worcester, also picking up in Kidderminster. Seats have been allocated for Unite members. Contact:

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March route

The route for the march has been confirmed. It is:
- March down Oxford Road to Portland Street
- Turn right into Portland Street to the junction with Princess Street
- Turn left into Princess Street and follow until Albert Square
- Follow left around Albert Square to Southmill Street
- Bear right into Southmill Street to Junction with Peter Street.
- Turn right into Peter Street to junction with Deansgate
- Turn left into Deansgate to finish at junction with Liverpool Road