Along with a range of affiliates and campaign groups, the STUC and the STUC Women’s Committee successfully lobbied for support for the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill lodged by Monica Lennon MSP. The Bill will be debate in the parliament on Tuesday 25th February.
The Scottish Government has indicated its support for the general principles of the Bill. This is good news and rewards the campaigning and lobbying undertaken.
Although the Scottish Government has indicated it will support the general principles the debate on Tuesday remains an important stage of the Bill and a time for all supporters to come together to show the strength in campaigning and activism.
Please note the updated timings for the rally and debate on Tuesday 25 February.
Rally outside Parliament to begin at 12pm, instead of 1pm, due to UCU Union rally taking place at the same time. You can register your interest in attending the rally and find out more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266633313638386/. We’d be grateful if you could share the updated details amongst your own networks.
Debate will take place at 2.55pm until 5pm. There’s still time to book tickets to watch the debate from the public gallery, you can do so here: https://www.parliament.scot/visitandlearn/23823.aspx
CONTACT YOUR MSP and ask them to support the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament, there’s a template letter here: http://periodpovertyscotland.weebly.com/get-involved.html and you can find out who your MSP is here: https://www.parliament.scot/msps.aspx
PLEDGE SUPPORT and if you know anyone who hasn’t but is interested in the Bill get them to do so here: http://periodpovertyscotland.weebly.com/get-involved.html
In addition to using the links above, the STUC will post any updates here