Hundreds protest about planned pension cuts at Norwich rally

Hundreds of teachers and public sector workers turned out in force in Norwich to protest about planned changes to their pensions today.

The rally outside The Forum and organised by the Norfolk Coalition Against the cuts saw many different unions and organisations unite for their common cause - and it was one of many ways workers across Norfolk, Suffolk and the whole country were voicing their anger during a 24-hour walk-out.

At the rally outside the Forum the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), the National Union of Teachers, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the University and College Lecturers Union, were joined by a number of other groups for the protest.

Huge crowds gathered, and they waved banners and clapped and cheered as the speakers delivered their messages.

Richard Edward, regional secretary of PCS and chairman of the Norfolk Coalition against the Cuts, told the crowds that today was a historic day and that thousands of workers across Norfolk were joining in the protests.

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He said: 'This is a dress rehearsal unless this government listens to the anger of public sector workers.'

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