Mark Serwotka supports our demonstration

One of the organisations supporting of our march on Parliament this Saturday is the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), representing many workers under attack from funding cuts in the public sector. The General Secretary of the PCS, Mark Serwotka, explains why:

I would first like to pay tribute to the students and other young people who have shown determination, intelligence and bravery in standing up against this government and the lies they have been told by politicians they once trusted to protect their interests.

PCS stands squarely with them as they fight to defend their livelihoods from the vicious and unnecessary cuts that the government has chosen to impose upon them.

Their fight is inseparable from ours and that of other workers in the public and private sectors, as well as people and communities the length and breadth of the country. The cuts we face all flow from the same source so must be opposed with a single, unified response.

I believe we can win, but only if we stand together and say very clearly that no one’s job, benefit, pension, college course, pay packet or public service is any more or less important than anyone else’s.

If we come together, campaign together and stick together we can win together.


The general secretary of the Communication Workers’ Union, Billy Hayes, has also come out in support of our demonstration after being caught up in the kettle outside Whitehall on Day X. You can read his statement here.


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