Category Archives: Anti Austerity

Branch Annual Meetings – Come along and have your say

All South Lanarkshire UNISON members are invited to attend one of the branch members’ annual meetings.

As well as covering branch officer elections, accounts, changes to the constitution, you will get an update on the cuts and on the anti-trade union bill. Find out about and join us in our campaigns to fight austerity and to protect our trade union rights.

Hamilton
12:30 pm and 5:30pm
Monday 1 February
Corporate Dining Room
Council Offices
Almada Street
Hamilton

Rutherglen
12:30 pm and 5pm
Tuesday 2 February
Royal Burgh House
King Street
Rutherglen

Lanark
12:30 pm and 5pm
Monday 8 February
Council Offices
South Vennel
Lanark

East Kilbride
12:30 pm and 5pm
Tuesday 9  February
Council Chamber
Civic Centre
East Kilbride

Scotland united against austerity

AntiAusterityBranchwebSouth Lanarkshire UNISON joined the anti austerity protest at George Square on Saturday 20 June.

Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, slammed austerity, “We know that austerity makes no economic sense, we know that its primary purpose is ideological.”

“It is intended to entrench the economic and political power of a self-interested privileged elite.”

On the UK Government’s plans to significantly restrict trade union freedom further including the introduction of a 50% threshold for strike ballots, Grahame said, “This has nothing to do with democracy or participation. No one should be in any doubt about our determination to resist.”

“As we have demonstrated throughout our history, the trade union movement is ready and willing to be a leading partner in a coalition of opposition to austerity and to these attacks on working people, their families and communities.”