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Peoples March for Jobs poster, 1981

The 1981 People’s March for Jobs was initiated by the Merseyside County Association of Trades Councils, but the idea of a Liverpool to London protest march against unemployment was supported nationally by a wide range of bodies and feeder marches from Yorkshire and South Wales were organised. The March echoed the unemployment demonstrations of the 1930s and this poster shows the route taken across England. 280 marchers left Liverpool on May 1 but 150,000 attended the final rally in Hyde Park, London on May 31. In London, the marchers slept in the County Hall, then the home of the Greater London Council, and a petition with 250,000 names calling for a change in Government economic policies was handed in. There was a second Peoples March for Jobs in 1983.

Title Peoples March for Jobs poster, 1981
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Production Date 1981
Format Poster
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects Peoples March for Jobs leaflet, 1983
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