The Midlands TUC organised the successful trade union march and rally at the Conservative Party conference on Sunday 7th October. Thousands turned up to make their protest against cuts of all sorts - from disability and housing payments, to attacks on trade union members - and the lack of investment in manufacturing and infrastructure. Health service cuts were highlighted in the speeches in Victoria Square where several General Secretaries and senior union officials spelt out what life under the Tories is really like.
Pictured are some of those that are really suffering under the coalition and have joined the TUC 's campaign group under the banner of "A Future that Works". These are young people from the Black Country who have been campaigning against youth unemployment in their area. Some were marching for the first time in their lives to deliver the message to the government - that we need investment in jobs and skills.