Teachers, Local Authority Workers, Civil Servants, Community Organisations, Pensioners, Anti Cuts Alliances and members of the general public will be taking part in a Rally on Wednesday 30 November 2011 at 12 noon in the Castlegate, Aberdeen, as part of the National Day of Action.
It is expected anywhere between 2.5 and 3 Million Union Members will be participating in Strike Action against the Government’s Pension Proposals, as well as in support of Civil and Public Sector jobs and services.
This rally has been organised by the ATUC and is being supported by all Unions affiliated to the ATUC as well as by other organisations who support the ATUC.
Consisting of members from Unions such as Unite, Unison, GMB, EIS, PCS, CWU, UCATT and others, the rally will also have representatives from Community Organisations, Pensioners, Anti Cuts Alliances and members of the public taking part. This event will be the culmination of the National Day of Action in Aberdeen, with thousands of Union members having taken Strike Action and hundreds of Union Members having manned picket lines from 6am or earlier.
Speakers will be from Local Branches of National Trade Unions, representatives of various local community and anti cuts alliances and public service users.
Commencing at 12.30pm with people gathering from 12 noon, The Rally will end some time between 1pm and 1.30pm.
Everyone taking part has the common aim of working together to:
- challenge poverty levels and campaign for the fair and equitable redistribution of wealth across Scotland and the UK
- campaign to protect those hardest hit by service and benefit cuts
- challenge austerity and call for investment in the UK economy which will create jobs, put Britain back to work, therefore boosting the economy and cut the deficit
- protect pay, pensions, jobs and services of all civil, public and private sector workers
- challenge the government to collect the £120 Billion tax gap of evaded, avoided and uncollected tax
- get the banks working for the benefit of the country, to free up opportunities of investment, for them to start paying back the bail out money and to use the £850 Billion of banking assets the UK Taxpayer now owns for the benefit of the country as a whole.
They say that “we are all in this together” but the bankers and owners of big business are still getting their multi-million pound salaries and bonuses and the majority of the cabinet are millionaires.
The top 50 of the wealthiest people in the UK saw their personal worth increase by 35% in the last 2 years whilst middle and low income earners saw their income fall by at least 15% in the same period. It will fall by at least another 7.5% in the next year, if the Cuts agenda continues.
Jobs and services being lost now, will be lost forever !
Wednesday 30 November
Commences: 12.00 noon.
Ends: Between 1pm and 1.30pm.