Coming on the March for the Alternative? Please tell us your story

Over the coming weeks the TUC will be raising the profile of the march so that as many people as possible come along.

An important way to raise its profile is to generate lots of media exposure with stories and features across newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

The stories that most interest readers and listeners are ones that explain the impact of cuts through the lives of everyday people.

Recent examples of people-led stories in newspapers include the Taylor family explaining how they’ve been affected by job losses in the Guardian and single mum Katie Potter explaining how she’ll be affected by the abolition of the health in maternity grant in the Daily Mirror.

The TUC is collecting stories of people whose life has been affected by losing their job, experiencing a sharp cut in their income or having a public service that is vital to them and their family reduced or abolished altogether.

If you’ve got a story to tell, and you’re happy to tell it to a journalist, please get in touch with the TUC press office via email at We can talk through what being a media case study would involve and what forms of media you’d be comfortable doing.

4 Responses to “Coming on the March for the Alternative? Please tell us your story”

  1. Thomas B says:

    I really want to go but I don’t have anybody to go down with at the moment. Anybody from Stoke, or surrounding area I can tag along with maybe?

    This government has pissed me off. I’ve worked since leaving school (4 years ago) paid my taxes and now I’ve lost my job and they won’t give me jobseekers allowance until I find more work!!!

  2. Sean says:

    There is still one month to go before, hopefully, one of the largest demonstrations London has ever seen. The TUC is still in talks with the Met trying to ease the passage of hundreds of thousands, or more, people through the streets of London on March 26th.

    Unlike the monster marches against the war a few years ago, today’s London is a very different place. We now have a reactionary Mayor in place whereas back in 2002 and 2003 we had the progressive Livingstone in place. Then we had the July 2007 bombings on London’s public transport system, which moved the government to give the security forces, including the Met, greater powers.

    How many of us believe the government or Mayor Johnson or the Met wants a massive anti-government march on 26th March; and so, they’ll be doing their utmost to make life difficult for us.

    While I hope we can get coaches in as near as possible to drop off demonstrators maybe it will be a case of disembarking at a few miles from the centre; if it is we must ensure that those who can’t use public transport are ferried in by other means.

    The organisers of this march are endeavouring to make the event as inclusive as possible. I’ve never known a march of this, predicted, magnitude to try to reach out to as many people as possible. The TUC is giving out contact details for those who need assistance on the march. For my part I’d take the TUC up on its offer of assistance and go to ‘contact page’ and email your requirements.

  3. Val Paalmer says:

    We need manufacturing jobs not service jobs. I’m from Coventry which was a huge manufacuring town, everything from cars, tanks, bikes, motorbikes aeroplanes to clocks and smaller industries were all made there. Now it’s like any other town filled with supermarkets etc. All those manufacturing industries created “societies”, now where have I heard that word before. Those industries had their own social clubs and communities which were part of a society which was ripped from us by the government back in the late 70′s early 80′s. We import it all now. Unless we can export, how can our economy grow. No use relying on finance, look what’s happened!


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