Thousands of people from across the Midlands will travel to London to join the TUC 'future that works' march today (20 October).
It is expected to be the largest demonstration this year against the government's austerity measures.
The country's biggest union, Unite, claims the government's attempts to reduce the deficit has caused wages to stagnate and has forced people to borrow just to get by.
Unite say they want the government to increase the minimum wage by £1 an hour and introduce a cap on energy bills.
The protests come at a time when Chancellor George Osborne will feel his austerity measures are starting to take shape.
Recent figures show the budget deficit was the lowest for a September since 2008 and unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate since June 2011.