Friday, 19 August 2011

MOBILISE: Friday 19 August – Defending Our Rights

Friday's theme in MOBILISE: The Anti Cuts Festival is defending our rights. The ConDem agenda cuts across the legal rights of workers and service users. Jobs and care packages are cut, pay and pensions frozen. Workers and service users are united in their experience of justice as a remote and hypothetical notion. Our discussions at MOBILISE today combine equality rights, human rights and employment rights as they apply to everyone - and we ask: “How Do We Get Access to Justice?”

Come along to Fringe Venue 138 - UNISON Office, Belford Road and join in - campaigning can be fun.

Today's Events

12:00-2:00 Workshops: Standup Comedy Skills with Susan Morrison; Busting the Myths about the Economy with Stephen Low

2:30-4:00 MOBILISING for street action

4:00-5:30 Delivering Access to Rights and Justice: Suzanne Craig (chair); Bronwyn McKenna, UNISON Assistant General Secretary; Patrick McGuire, Thompsons Solicitors; Dave Moxham, STUC; Ian Hood, Learning Disability Alliance

5:30-7:00 Rise Up: The First of May Band aka Banner Theatre

5:30-7:00 Rise Up - anthems against the cuts: The First of May Band (aka Banner Theatre)

7:00-8:00 Dave Anderson: How to talk to Old People (music and comedy show)

 8:30-10:30 The MOBILISE Show featuring top comedians Vladimir McTavish, Lee Camp and James Dowdeswell and House Band Eddie and Fraser.

PLUS Cafe/wine Bar open all day and until 11pm

Activate, agitate, debate, laugh, mobilise
Mobilise is on all week from Sat 13 - Sat 20 August. Tickets for the evening's entertainment (£6/£4) are available at or 0131 226 0053 or on the door at UNISON Offices, Douglas House, 60 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3UQ - map here
All other events are FREE!

For more Mobilise Festival information please contact Nancy Kelly on 07904 342230 or the UNISON Press Office. Find out more at UNISON Scotland website:


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