Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Show that Scotland backs the Robin Hood Tax

UNISON Scotland supports the Robin Hood Tax.

It is a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) that could raise billions internationally and in the UK from the financial sector to provide funds  to tackle global poverty, climate change and to curb cuts to public services.

We’re urging members to take a minute to sign the Oxfam petition.

Support for the FTT is growing. France, Germany, Argentina, South Africa and Brazil all support it.

It's vital we keep up the pressure ahead of the UN climate talks in Durban in South Africa next month.

But David Cameron's Government continues to side with the interests of a privileged few in the financial sector rather than with the 99% who are suffering the effects of the economic crisis.

Indeed the UK has fast become one of the key blockers in the international process.

That's why it's so important for Scotland's voice to be heard. By demonstrating our support we can show that Mr Cameron is even isolated within the UK. It's time to stand up and be counted; it's time for the Robin Hood Tax.

More information at Scotland backs the Robin Hood Tax

1 comment:

  1. Interesting news today that the EU may implement FTT even without Uk approval - and then by making it a requirement of dealing with the Eurozone, force countries such as the UK and Switzerland to adopt it as well.