Birmingham union march on public sector strike day is called off

Industrial action over public sector pensions could descend into chaos in Birmingham on Wednesday as an organised demonstration had to be cancelled due to lack of funds.

The TUC planned to march through the city centre with around 10,000 members from 27 trade unions.

But they said they had to cancel the protest because the council ramped up the costs of the road closures necessary to carry out the demonstration – to up to £10,000.

The march had been planned from Lionel Street to a rally at the NIA.

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