Trade union and community organisation members from the North-East join a demonstration against austerity. With thanks to Brian Carroll, Chair/ President of Aberdeen Trades Union Council
“ Stop what you’re doing or the economy will implode!
“Stop messing with our pay, pensions, terms and conditions!
“Invest in the future of our country and start investing for jobs, services, protecting those most in need – the youth of today!”
That is what is needed for a fair, just, equal, modern and diverse society and that is what Government should be delivering on.
This was a day which saw the people of Britain join people in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and France in saying ‘NO’ to austerity.
The demonstrators then marched through the centre of Glasgowto a Rally on Glasgow Green where speaker after speaker gave the message –
“Give us Investment NOT austerity! Austerity isn’t working!”
All major Unions, community organisations, activists and the general public were represented on the march, as was “Youth Fight for Jobs”, intrepid youngsters who had marched to Glasgow from Stirling
Aberdeen and the North East were well represented with union members from all the major trade unions as well as community organisations and local activists who travelled to Glasgow to be part of this event
It was a great day with PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) Scottish Secretary, Lynn Henderson stating at the rally, to huge cheers and applause from the crowd:
“Let’s start the fightback, right here right now.
“Come together, stand together, fight together and together we will win!”