Trade union activitists have revealed more than 1,000 people from Lancashire are travelling to London for a huge rally against Government cuts on Saturday.
The TUC has commissioned two trains to leave Preston and Lancaster as well as several coaches leaving other parts of the county for people who want to demonstrate against harsh austerity cuts and the lack of jobs.
The rally will take place in Hyde Park, London.
Pete Billington, secretary of Lancashire Association of Trade Union Councils (LATUC), said: “People in Lancashire feel strongly about the cuts.
“The transport we have organised does not account for the many more people making their own way to London.
“It is a mixture of trade union members and ordinary people who want to highlight the effect of the cuts.
“The theme of the event is a future that works, there’s still lots of people without jobs.
“Despite what the unemployment figures that came out on Wednesday, which suggest unemployment had reduced, we know many of those figures are based on part time jobs when people want full time work.
“The march is also about people’s concerns for their own futures with benefit cuts and the loss of community facilities such as libraries as a result of cuts.”
Members of Preston Against Cuts (PAC), a community based campaign against the Government’s public sector cuts, are also expected to attend.
The group says the cuts have had a “devastating impact on jobs and services in the public, private and voluntary sector and affects the lives of thousands of people living in Preston.”
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