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Tens of thousands expected to march in London over cost of living crisis

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Tens of thousands of people are due to march in London on Saturday in protest over the government’s handling of the cost of living crisis.Trade union leaders will join frontline workers and community organisations in calling for a “better deal” for those struggling to cope with soaring inflation.Organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the march will start at midday, with protesters walking from Portland Place to Parliament Square for a rally.The TUC said there was “harrowing” evidence of the impact the crisis was having on families, with workers suffering the “longest and harshest” squeeze on earnings in modern history.Frances O’Grady, its general secretary, said: “Prices are skyrocketing, yet boardroom bonuses are back to bumper levels.

Everyone who works for a living deserves to earn a decent living, but UK workers are suffering the longest and harshest squeeze on their earnings in modern history.“If we don’t get pay rising across the economy, we will just keep lurching from crisis to crisis.

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