“Walkout Wednesday was a clear sign that the Labour and Trade Union movement will continue to come together to demand transformative change, and fight to protect our livelihoods and the future of our public services.”
By Patrick Foley
Today with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivering the Spring Budget, over half a million public sector workers were out in full force for a coordinated day of action, with rallies and demonstrations taking place up and down the country.
Those taking action include over 130,000 PSC members, teachers and teaching staff, London Underground workers, University staff, Amazon workers and Junior Doctors.
The PCS held major rallies, pickets and events in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and more; while the NEU brought members together from all over the country for the Save Our Schools Carnival in Trafalgar Square in London.
While sheer numbers of strikers, activists and supporters was an inspiring sight to see, Hunt clearly did not get the memo. The budget failed to address the deep cost-of-living crisis, stagnating wages and the chronically under-funded public services at the heart of the demands of those taking action today.
Collectively, Walkout Wednesday was a clear sign that the Labour and Trade Union movement will continue to come together to demand transformative change, and fight to protect our livelihoods and the future of our public services.
Below you can see a collection of photos and comments of those taking part today in pickets and demonstrations today, including the NEU live-stream of the Save Our Schools Carnival from Trafalgar Square in Central London.
- Walkout Wednesday and the Save Our Schools Carnival took place on Wednesday 15th March, 2023, the day of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Budget.
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