Tens of thousands of people marched in the UK on Saturday to say Britain Needs a Pay Rise and demand an economy that works for all.

Marches organized by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) took place in London, Belfast and Glasgow.

TUC says that the touted economic recovery is nowhere to be seen for everyday households; rather, TUC says, regular workers have been hit with their seventh consecutive year of real wage cuts.

“Our message is that after the longest and deepest pay squeeze in recorded history, it’s time to end the lock-out that has kept the vast majority from sharing in the economic recovery,” stated TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady