We Own It: National Day of Action
SATURDAY 11 JUNE
From the 1st of July 2022 our NHS across England will be reorganised. England will be divided into 42 new NHS bodies called Integrated Care Systems. We Own It have called a day of action, supported by Unite Community and KONP to protest against this change which will dis-integrate services and make the NHS less safe for patients and staff. Find out more here.
There will be individual demos up and down the country: If you can’t go, people are encouraged to take other actions. Further information can be found on:
Saturday 18 June
Portland Place, London
Assemble from 10.30am
March departs 12pm
The cost of living crisis affects everyone and the NPC will be joining the TUC rally. Please share this information far and wide and if you are able to come along and participate at the march or rally, then please do.
Further details on accessibility for the London march and details of demonstrations at Town Halls around the country can be found below.
Download the flyer
Accessibility for disabled marchers
We want everyone coming to have a safe and enjoyable experience
There will be a quiet area allocated for disabled marchers at the form up and a quiet venue rest stop during the route.
There will be a short march, which will form up at Whitehall Place at 11am.
The rally in Parliament Square
Attendees can go straight to the rally location to start at 1pm if they prefer.
Level access to Parliament Square will be indicated on the plan. There will be a designated viewing area for disabled attendees.
There will be a small number of charging points for power chairs, subject to safe weather.
There will be a British Sign Language interpreter on the stage and the rally will be streamed live on Facebook, with live captions
There will be water supplies for guide dogs.
Toilets and accessible stations
Information about public toilets can be found at Public toilets | Westminster City Council
Information about wheelchair accessible stations can be found at Wheelchair access & avoiding stairs - Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk)
Any requests for reasonable adjustments for the march and rally should be made to the TUC by 8 June TUCevents@tuc.org.uk
Unions may be able to support members with reasonable adjustments, and are responsible for members’ travel.
LOCAL TUC COST OF LIVING DEMONSTRATIONS AT TOWN HALLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Please contact your local TUC office for the timing of demonstrations as well as for confirmation of those areas yet to sign up.
w/c 8 June – Stoke
tbc: Burnley or Ellesmere Port
12 June – Merthyr Tydfil
If you can't make it to London then please endeavour to attend a demonstration near you. The cost of living crisis affects everyone. Please let your friends, local groups and communities know.
TUC Local demos document