EUROPEAN TUC DAY OF ACTION 29th September 2010

September 28th 2010

There is a Better Way

To mark European TUC Day of Action STUC is supporting a range of protests, events and stunts across Scotland.

STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

“These actions indicate a stepping up of trade union and community opposition to UK Government austerity measures and local cuts.

“Today also marks the commencement of STUC’s ‘A Better Way Around Scotland’ campaign in the lead up to our all Scotland Demonstration in Edinburgh on 23rd October.

“Every day we are receiving growing support for the campaign”

ENDS

Events around Scotland on 29th September

Aberdeen Aberdeen TUC Rally at Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen Time: 12.30 Download leaflet here

Dundee Dundee TUC March and Rally Assemble: Hilltown (Bonnethill) Park, 11.30am March off: 12 noon Rally: City Square 12.20pm

Clydebank Clydebank TUC Lobby of West Dunbartonshire Council Meeting 5 pm Garshake Council Buildings, Dumbarton

Glasgow Scottish UNISON Photo opportunity: We make a ‘fat cat’ tighten his belt Outside Marks and Spencer in Argyle Street, Glasgow 12.30pm To mark the European Trade Union Confederation’s (ETUC) day of action, members and activists will gather in Glasgow city centre to pull on the belt of a ‘real’ fat cat. The aim is to send a clear message that the public should not be left to pay for the bankers’ mistakes and to highlight that there is a credible alternative to the cuts and privatisation agenda.

You are invited to send a reporter/photographer and/or crew for a photo opportunity at 12.30pm, on Wednesday 29 September, outside Marks and Spencer in Argyle Street, Glasgow, when public sector workers will pull on the belt of a person dressed up as a ‘fat cat’. Scottish organiser for UNISON, Dave Watson, will be available for interview on the day.

Glasgow West Glasgow West CND There is a Better Way – Scrap Trident! - join the campaign for jobs, services, fairer taxes and a living wage 7pm STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow Speakers: Dave Moxham, STUC: Isobel Lindsay – CND Oxfam Scotland

Motherwell North Lanarkshire TUC Launch of the Better Way Campaign Civic Centre Council Buildings Motherwell 12.00noon - 13.00pm

Cumbernauld Cumbernauld and Kilsyth TUC Cumbernauld Defend Public Sector Jobs & Services Campaign will be leafleting the tax office, the largest employer in the town, in the morning and at lunchtime.

For further information contact Dave Moxham 0141 337 8100 Ian Tasker 0141 337 8100

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