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Public Works Update 11 April
turn out for UNISON march against the cuts
Aberdeenshire branch officers and activists joined thousands of
union members in a demonstration in Glasgow against public service
UNISON's march and rally in the city's west end
on 10th April urged Scots to defend their services as the general
About 2,500 people took part in the event. The long
line of marchers set off from Kelvin Way, walked through the west
end before holding a rally in Kelvingrove Park.
convenor, Mike Kirby said the cuts were threatening various services,
from classroom assistants' hours to mobile libraries and meals
Mike said: "UNISON members, who deliver services
across Scotland, are reporting that cuts are already threatening
services for Scots from the cradle to the grave.
"And this is just the start of a sustained period
of attacks on the public sector.
"As politicians vie with one another to out trump
each other's cuts to pay for the bail out of the banks, we urge
our members and community campaigns to join UNISON's Public Works
"We will urge them to tell politicians at all levels
- in Westminster, in Holyrood and locally, that you will not accept
cuts in our vital public services to bail out the fat cats."
UNISON's UK president, Gerry Gallagher, STUC general
secretary, Grahame Smith, and the Scottish president of the Public
and Commercial Services Union, Janice Godrich, also spoke at the
Our members didn't cause the crash,
and neither did the people we serve every day in communities
UNISON UK president
A similar demonstration was held in London's Trafalgar
Square at the same time.
Mr Gallagher said: "In Glasgow and in London today
our key message is that public services should not suffer because
of the bank bailout. "Our members didn't cause the crash, and
neither did the people we serve every day in communities across
"You all have your own story to tell. And tell them
"Because it is the combined voice of public service
workers and service users that need to be heard in corridors of
Works Update 18 March 2010
- Fighting for you, your job and the services you provide.
A meeting for UNISON Members
in the North East on Friday 9th April will no longer take place.
However, the fight to defend our public services goes on. Please
do your bit to support the campaign.
of us who work to provide public services, nor those who need
and use them, caused this recession. It wasn't us gambled millions
on the stock exchange. Why should we be the ones to pay? Do what
you can to get this message across.
are NOT part of the problem - you
are part of the solution!!
Works Update 13 March 2010
and Rally against the Cuts,
Glasgow 10th April 2010
Assemble 9.30 at University Avenue, Glasgow. Rally at 11am in
more details and to book a seat on the coach, click here.
You are NOT part of the problem -
you are part of the solution!!
When politicians and media commentators continually attack
the public sector and those who deliver vital services, our union,
UNISON, stands up for us and the communities we serve.
Neither we nor our service users
caused this recession - we should not be the ones
paying for the mistakes of high paid bankers!
Come along to the march and tell politicians and the media:-
- We provide essential services
- even more in demand during a recession
- Public spending is vital to sustain
economic recovery - cuts will only prolong the
- We can afford it
- UNISON has produced an alternative
budget outlining how to pay for the crisis without cutting
The Resource Centre is organising coaches. If
you are interested in coming along to add your voice in defence
of public services, please contact Lynne Duncan (Organising Assistant)
on 01224 629995 or mobile: 07949 039825 to reserve a seat on the
coach. Early responses
appreciated. Any queries please get in touch.
Please also let us have details of any community groups that
would be interested in coming along.
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has organised a march and rally in Glasgow on Saturday 10 April
to demonstrate the strength of opposition to cuts in public services.
It is very important that we turn out in our thousands to show
the politicians the strength of feeling among members and service
Many activists will be in Glasgow for the Scottish Council meeting
but we would like to see a really good turnout at the rally of
members and their families as well as local community groups.
Please come along to defend your public services.