Time To Care

The Scottish Government has a choice this Thursday. They can either be a conveyer belt for Tory cuts,or they can use the powers at their disposal to put money into services. The Scottish  Parliament was set up with powers to raise taxes, with powers to do so expanded not once but twice.

“Who benefits most from our policies?” asked the SNP at the last election. Answering their own question they declared "we all do" - Council workers facing redundancy and communities watching their libraries close might (rightly) struggle to square that with the idea that whilst the service they provided or used is unsustainable, there's enough spare cash to cut air passenger duty.
UNISON will be joining other Trade Unions outside the Parliament. We'll be standing up for services and jobs and the principle that the Scottish Parliament should be a bulwark against austerity rather than its implementation device.

If you work in social care and are not being paid the Living Wage, then you need to let us know. Click here to tell us about it right now using our fast survey. #TimetoCare

TUC national demonstration at Conservative Party conference

4 October 201512:00pm–4:00pm

Oxford Road, Manchester

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No to Austerity – Yes to Workers’ Rights

National rally and march on the Tory conference

As the Conservative Party Conference meets in Manchester this year, thousands of trade union members and supporters will march through the city, taking a clear message to the party about its government’s damaging programme of austerity and attacks on the rights of working people and their unions.

For more details, see the TUC website.

Programme for the day

12.00: Assemble Oxford Road from All Saints Park southwards
13.00: Opening rally
13.30: March through the city on a route that circles the Conference Centre, ending at Deansgate / Whitworth St for coach pick ups

It will take place on Sunday 4 October in central Manchester.

Assembly

UNISON will assemble in front of the Manchester Business School on Oxford Roa, between lamppost signs C and E, and will also filter into Booth Street East. Watch out for the large UNISON balloons.

Material will be at the UNISON assembly point for marchers to pick up, including:

  • Large flags
  • Small flags
  • Whistles
  • Tabards
  • Ponchos
  • Placards

Contact for further information

nwcampaigns@tuc.org.uk

More info

www.tuc.org.uk/notoausterity