Andy Burham, Dave Prentis and Frances O'Grady head up the march in glorious sunshine
Ex North West Regional Secretary Frank Hont (left) gets things organised for the off...
... and current North West Regional Secretary rouses the marchers
UNISON Scottish convener Lilian Macer brings greetings from north of the border. Devolution means the Tories can't run down and privatise the NHS in Scotland directly. But what they can do is starve it of resources. They are cutting back on the money provided to the Scottish Government and this puts the health budget under pressure.
The North West contingent welcomes the whole country to Manchester
We couldn't have put it better ourselves