Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:
“We send solidarity to workers and their families across the world who are celebrating May Day. Tonight (Friday 2 May 2014) a celebration will be held in Dumfries. On Saturday 3rd Scotland will see May Day marches and rallies in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Irvine and a celebrations in Dumfries (Friday 2 May) and Blantyre (Saturday 3 May). On Sunday thousands will gather in Glasgow to march to the O2 Academy and there will be a May Day celebration on Monday night at the Oran Mor.
“As well as celebrating International Workers Day across the world the Scottish labour and trade union movement is challenging the austerity measures of the Con-Dem Government. Increasingly people are coming together to say ‘enough is enough’ and Scotland’s May Day events are a major part of that campaign”
Jennifer McCarey, Chair of Glasgow Trade Union council said: “This year’s may day sends a message to those struggling in our city. That our movement stands by you.
“We offer practical support by donations of a ‘bag of messages’ to the city.
“The trade union movement has a rich wonderful past and will fight for a better future for our city.”
Full details of all Scottish activities can be found at http://www.stuc.org.uk/campaigns-and-external-events/mayday-2014
For further information contact Dave Moxham 0141 337 8100