Saturday 1st October saw the biggest day of strike action in the UK since the early 90s, with the CWU, RMT, ASLEF and TSSA all taking industrial action.
On the same date the Enough is Enough campaign organised a national day of action with rallies taking place in over 50 locations across the country. In Manchester, a rally was held in Piccadilly Gardens and UNISON Manchester Assistant Branch Secretary Rena Wood spoke on behalf of North West UNISON at this event.
Enough is Enough is a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis.
They were founded by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite.
The campaign are making five demands against the Tory Government:
- A real pay rise
- Slash Energy bills
- End food poverty
- Decent homes for all
- Tax the rich
This begins with holding rallies across Britain, forming community groups, organising picket line solidarity and taking action against the companies and individuals profiting from this crisis.
We can’t rely on the establishment to solve our problems. It’s up to us in every workplace and every community.
So, if you’re struggling to get by and your wages don’t cover the bills, if you’re fed up working harder for less and you’re worried about the future, or if you just can’t stand to see what’s happening to our country – join the campaign.
Enough is enough. It’s time to turn anger into action.
To find out more and to help with the campaign visit: wesayenough.co.uk