Protest march to call at city

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TRADE unionists and socialist campaigners recreating the Jarrow March of 75 years ago to protest about unemployment are passing through Sheffield on their route between the North East and London.

The Youth Fight for Jobs march set off from Jarrow, South Tyneside, last Saturday and those involved include great grandchildren of original Jarrow marchers, unemployed young people, students and young trade unionists.

They will pass through Sheffield city centre on Wednesday, October 12, where they will gather for a demonstration outside West Street Job Centre at 4pm.

The marchers will then head further south, and are due to finish in London for a mass demonstration on November 5.

The march is backed by major trade unions including the PCS union, whose general secretary, Mark Serwotka, said: “The young people recreating this march are sending a message that our communities must not be abandoned to pay for an economic crisis they did not cause.”