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Lobby of Scottish Government

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Thursday 10 December, 12.30pm,
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
In the last five years £250M in cuts have been made by Glasgow City Council with a loss of 4,000 jobs and many crucial services. The council has stated it intends to make further cuts of up to £120M in 2016 and 2017 and has raised the possibility of another 3,000 job cuts, this is over 10% of the remaining workforce. This will be a disaster for vital services in the city and hit future employment opportunities for our young people.
Oppose Scottish Government cuts to local councils
The Glasgow trade unions are aware of previous statements by the Glasgow City Council Leadership that the city is treated unfairly under the current national local government funding arrangements. Based on previous figures, this could be as much as £30m over the next two years.
The trade unions call on the Scottish Government to change its policy on restricting funding for local government services.
Alternative NO CUTS Budgets and campaign to win more money
The city’s trade unions, along with various community organisations and anti-cuts groups, have been campaigning against these cuts from the start. Glasgow and Scotland’s politicians have a choice – make the Tory cuts or do not. The trade unions will support any elected politician who adopts this strategy of “No More Cuts” whilst leading a fight to win more money for public services.
A message to John Swinney and the Glasgow MSPs
We are very disappointed that John Swinney, Finance Secretary, has refused to meet the Glasgow Trade Unions to discuss our campaign for an “Alternative No Cuts Budget”.
We hope that the 16 Glasgow MSPs will support our campaign.
Transport to the Lobby
If you agree with the Glasgow Trade Unions campaign then why not come to the lobby. Call 552 – 7069 to book a seat on our bus.
Come to the Lobby on 10 December!
Glasgow Goes To Holyrood!!

Earlier Event: November 21
Momentum Scotland Launch
Later Event: February 14
CfS 2016 AGM