Greater Leith Against the Cuts Anti-Bedroom Tax Public Meeting

Greater Leith Against the Cuts are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 23rd April regarding the bedroom tax which came into effect earlier this month. There will be a range of speakers and the group hope to hear from those directly affected by the bedroom tax as well as discussing ways in which we can organise against it.

The meeting will take place at South Leith Parish Church Hall, 6 Henderson St, at 7pm and all are welcome to attend.


Sunday 21 April @  2.00pm.
Augustine Church, George 1V Bridge                               Edinburgh EH1 1EL

Hosted by North Edinburgh Fights Back

On Sunday there will be a meeting in Edinburgh for all Lothian’s anti-bedroom tax
campaigning groups  and for people keen to launch one in their area. We hope to launch a coalition to co-ordinate and support our work in local campaigns.

All are welcome to attend.

No Bedroom Tax Evictions – Lobby the Council

2pm Thursday 18th April 2013                                                                                           Our petition calling on the City of Edinburgh Council to not evict tenants that fall into arreas due to the Bedroom Tax has closed with over 1300 signatures. Edinburgh East Save Our Services will now present the petition to the Council petitions committee. Please come along to the City Chambers (High St) and show your support.

Fight the Bedroom Tax – Local Meetings

After last Saturday’s successful Bedroom Tax protest it was agreed to hold meetings across Edinburgh with the aim of establishing local groups to fight back against the Bedroom Tax. The meeting details are as follows;
EDINBURGH WEST:      Tuesday 9 April at 7.00pm Gorgie Dalry Church, 190 Gorgie Road.EH11 2NX.
CRAIGMILLAR:             Thursday 11 April at 6.30p.m  Craigmillar Commumnity Arts, 58 Newcraighall Road
NORTH EDINBURGH:Thursday 11 April 7pm at North Edinburgh Arts Centre (by  the library at the back of the Pennywell shops)
(Greater Leith Against The Cuts and Edinburgh East Save Our Services will continue to campaign against the Bedroom Tax in their areas of the City).
There will be an Edinburgh-wide meeting to help co-odinate the activity of these local groups at 2pm onSunday 21 April in St Augustine’s Church, George IV Bridge.

Three days to sign bedroom tax petition!

The closing date for our Bedroom Tax petition to Edinburgh Council is Friday 5th April. The petition calls on the Council to commit to not evicting tenants who fall into rent arrears due to their housing benefit being cut.

Click here to sign the petition. Full text below.

We call on the council to implement a policy to not evict tenants Continue reading

Edinburgh TUC Anti-Cuts Newsletter – Feb 2013


  • Cost control contributes to hundreds of deaths in Staffordshire
  • The growth in demand for food banks
  • Council leader Andrew Burns questioned at East Edinburgh public meeting

Click here to download Edinburgh TUC’s monthly anti-cuts newsletter.

Edinburgh TUC Anti-Cuts Newsletter – December 2012

The latest issue of Edinburgh Trade Union Council’s monthly anti-cuts newsletter contains;

  • Owen Jones speaks out against cuts at Edinburgh conference
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission gives victory for disability campaigners
  • Report from Edinburgh East Save Our Services
  • A fair deal for Personal Assistants

Click here to read the newsletter.


The STUC is organising a mass demonstration on 20th October in Glasgow. The event will coincide with a similar event in London under the banner ‘A future that works’.                                                            The Coalition Government may be in crisis but they are still refusing to change course from their dangerous and damaging programme of cuts and austerity.

On the morning of Saturday 20th October, trade unionists and community activists from across Scotland will gather for a march through Glasgow to play our part in telling the Government that enough is enough. Continue reading