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May Day - Pay Day
May Day demonstration in 2015 - photo by Tanis Belsham-Wray/Leeds TUC
Leeds TUC is making 'May Day - Pay Day' the theme of this year's annual May Day demonstration. Key amongst the demands is support for Jeremy Corbyn's pledge to raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour, the figure that the TUC and numerous trade unions believe would provide a living wage without reliance on in-work benefits.

May Day is celebrated around the world by the trade union and labour movement as international workers day, initially campaigning for the eight hour working day. In Leeds this tradition stretches back to 1890.

Key note speakers at this year's May Day demonstration include the Doncaster-based National President of the ASLEF train drivers trade union.

Warren Smith, Leeds TUC Secretary said:
"The May Day march in Leeds this year will see around a thousand Trade Unionists and Labour supporters come together in Leeds during the General Election to show their support for an end to zero hour contracts and a £10 per hour minimum wage.

"People want to see the protection of our NHS and public services from cuts and privatisation which is why we are supporting the policies that Jeremy Corbyn is campaigning on against the vicious May government."

May Day - Pay Day, 28th April 2017, 20:23 PM