March for the alternative Teeside

Middlesbrough, a town which has been massively affected by the coalition's austerity agenda, came together to march in solidarity.

Representatives from all areas of the community stood together. Trade Union activists, pensioners, students and others from the hardest hit in society gathered as one to voice their opposition to the cuts.

Among the speakers at the rally were Andrew McDonald the MP for Middlesbrough and the prospective North East MEP Judith Kirton-Darling, both Unite members.

Unite official Fazia Hussain-Brown, spoke at the rally on behalf of all Unite members when she highlighted what the welfare and housing cuts meant to Unite members and  what Unite was focused on in its fight for members rights and defending the hardest hit in our communities.