Sunday, 18 October 2015

Scottish National Party conference

UNISON Scotland was at the SNP conference in Aberdeen this weekend, making the case for public services, fair pay and promoting the campaign against the Trade Union Bill.

There was an excellent turnout at our fringe meeting on fair work and poverty, held with our campaign partners CPAG Scotland and the Poverty Alliance. Hannah Bardell MP covered the impact of the Tories welfare cuts and tax credits in particular.

There was a lot of support from delegates for the campaign against the Trade Union Bill. The conference debate was kicked off by Chris Stephens MP, a long standing UNISON activist, followed by STUC General Secretary, Graham Smith. Roseanna Cunningham MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, confirmed that the Scottish government has made an official request for Scotland to be excluded from the UK government's bill.

Elsewhere on the conference fringe UNISON supported a packed fringe organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland calling for a low carbon Scotland by 2020.


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