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.

Stop Edinburgh Council Pay Cuts


9am – 10am Thursday 13th December 2012

Gather outside the City Chambers on the High Street                                               The recognised trade unions in the City of Edinburgh Council, warmly welcome the introduction of the Living Wage at the higher rate of £7.50. Yet, in spite of the Living Wage, there is a looming crisis that will sadly not be mitigated by its introduction. Hundreds of already low paid employees are still facing financial turmoil and hardship come October 2013. Continue reading

Owen Jones speaking at Edinburgh anti-poverty conference

Places still available at Saturday’s Tackling Poverty conference at Craigroyston Community High School.

We are looking forward to a day of debate and discussion with some great speakers lined up.
Owen Jones, author of ‘Chavs: The Demonisation of the  Working Class’, has agreed to speak at the conference – he recently appeared on BBC’s Question Time. Continue reading

Tackling Poverty Conference 1st December

Community campaigners have announced that the second Anti-Poverty Conference will be held in Craigroyston Community High School on 1 December. It’s hoped that the latest event will build on the achievements of last year’s conference, and will target the Scottish Parliament this time round.

North Edinburgh Fights Back’s Willie Black explained: “Last autumn over 140 community and anti-poverty campaigners met in Edinburgh to discuss and act in a unified way demanding action against poverty. Continue reading


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