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Equity members join TUC mass lobby of Parliament

Last Wednesday, trade unionists, including dozens of our members, descended on Parliament to meet with and lobby their local MPs on the cost-of-living crisis.

Equity members at TUC rally in front of Parliament

The rally sent a clear message to the new Prime Minister: Don’t Cut Culture Funding!

Our members and Councillors, who travelled from Scotland, Wales, London, South West and the East of England, gained commitments from Secretaries of State and SNP and Labour MPs to raise issues around Universal Credit, pensions, and cuts to culture funding with the new Government.

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner was also keen to send Equity’s message to Rishi Sunak:

Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, with message to Rishi Sunak "Don't cut culture funding"
Angela Rayner. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

The lobby was followed by TUC's rally which was addressed by key trade union figures including our own Paul W Fleming. Watch Paul's speech below:

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