Thursday, 1 December 2011

Inverness Courier on strike rally and Danny Alexander 'robbery'

DEAFENING cheers and the sound of claxons reverberated throughout the Mercure Hotel in Inverness this afternoon as hundreds of public sector workers gathered at a rally to make a stance against proposed changes to public sector pensions.
Before the rally, workers, holding placards and banners, marched to the hotel past MP Danny Alexander’s office in Huntly Street just before noon where one striker, dressed as ‘Danny the Robber’, mockingly ran away from the workers holding a pensions 'swag bag'.
Over 300 hundred workers packed  the hotel at noon to listen to hard hitting speeches from different trade union representatives.
Etta MacKay, a midwife at Raigmore Hospital and a member of UNISON, gave a heart felt speech which received a standing ovation.

Full story from Inverness Courier here


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