People’s March for Jobs

In 1983, more than three million people in the UK were unemployed. The hardest hit areas were Northern Ireland and the industrial areas of northern England and Scotland.

Following a similar march in 1981, and inspired by the Jarrow Crusaders of 1936, the People’s March for Jobs in April 1983 saw hundreds and then thousands of unemployed people marching from around the country to a rally in London.