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Unite calls for collaboration to avert Edinburgh council jobs crisis
Unite calls for collaboration to avert Edinburgh council jobs crisis 20 October 2015 Unite members employed by the City of Edinburgh council (CEC) have called on council leaders and elected representatives to work with them in exploring alternative budget proposals to offset the need for a potential 2,000 job losses by March 2016. Representatives of the councilâ€™s joint trade union committee were told by CECâ€™s negotiating body, which includes chief executive Andrew Kerr, a no compulsory redundancy clause could be lifted as the council seeks to make Â£141 million worth of savings over the next three years. Unite will put forward a number of alternative financing proposals to the negotiation body and councillors ahead of a meeting of the CEC Finance & Resource Committee on 29 October, including a call for political help to secure an amnesty on the Councilâ€™s repayment of pre-Scotland Act debts owed to the Public Works Loans Board (PWLB) - which could release up to Â£96 million into the council budget over a three year period. Unite deputy Scottish secretary Mary Alexander said: â€œWe are fast-approaching a critical juncture for the future of public sector services and employment across the CEC. â€œWhat we are calling for is a genuinely collaborative effort to help ensure we still have sustainable services and jobs under public ownership, while avoiding the need for compulsory redundancies. â€œWe will be submitting a number of alternative proposals for the consideration of council officials and councillors, including the pursuit of an amnesty on the repayment of historical loans from the PWLB which date back to the early 1990s. â€œThere is no panacea to the long and difficult road ahead of us but it shouldnâ€™t be beyond our capabilities to consider more sustainable models of budget delivery and service provision.â€ ENDS For further information please contact Unite deputy Scottish secretary Mary Alexander on 07711 237075 or Peter Welsh, Unite Scotland Communications, on 07810 157931. Unite is Britain and Irelandâ€™s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey. - See more at: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-collaboration-to-avert-edinburgh-council-jobs-crisis/#sthash.kv4yCG2i.dpuf
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BBC Bias Protest V Veterans for Independence, Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed) & Joshua Brown
Times are 2pm - 4.30pm 14th Sept BBC Pacific Quay Glasgow The BBC is guilty of much ongoing wrongs this is our final chance to show the truth and protest their actions before the referendum make your stand carry your banners exposing them and bring your saltires in support of your country this is serious get on your feet. BBC Bias Propaganda & Coverups, Peace Protest V, with this being just 4 Days before the Independence Referendum it will be the finally chance for a HUGE YES before #YES following on from the Wallace March at Stirling 12th Sept then the Freedom Convoy from Stirling to Glasgow 14th Sept, the convoy then ties up with this final protest at the BBC let's show them we are going to win this referendum by a Proverbial Mile. Confirmed performers so far are: Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed), Joshua Brown & Veterans for Independence Pat Lee (MC) Cheryl Scott
Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014
Venue: BBC, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ BBC Bias Protest V 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014
Craig Murray Interview Craig Murray speaks to Dr Mark McNaught
Interview with Craig Murray: Mark McNaught will be interviewing former diplomat and scholar Craig Murray, and discussing the General Election, Scottish Independence, and anything else that pops up.
Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 18 May 2017 Craig Murray Interview 7.30pm Thu 18 May 2017
Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square Live coverage from both George Square & The Velodrome
Del covering George Square Kev covering the Velodrome
Starts at: 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014
Venue: George Square & The Velodrome Emirates Arena G40 3HG Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014
YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM A YES rally in George Square, with lots of entertainment!
A YES rally in George Square. Bring information/leaflets. Answer any questions the public may have, openly invite them into our folds no matter their current voting stance. Have a wee sing song or two, then off to bed to rest our flag-waving wrists for that all important ballot box the next day! "GEORGE SQUARE INFO RALLY" SET LIST TIME: 2:00 to 2:10 - Gavin Paterson (Acoustic) 2:10 to 2:20 - 2:20 to 2:30 - 2:30 to 2:40 - 2:40 to 2:50 - 2:50 to 3:00 - Kinkystone (Acoustic Band) 3:00 to 3:10 - Tom Vevers (Acoustic) 3:10 to 3:20 - Robin McAlpine (Radical Independence) 3:20 to 3:30 - Crawford Smith (YES Southside - Band) 3:30 to 3:40 - 3:40 to 3:50 - 3:50 to 4:00 - 4:00 to 4:10 - Emjay (Acoustic) 4:10 to 4:20 - Mark McG (Spoken Word) 4:20 to 4:30 - Jane Godly (Speech) 4:30 to 4:40 - Clanadonia (Band) 4:40 to 4:50 - Simon Atkinson (Speech) 4:50 to 5:00 - Benny Wenda (West Papua) 5:00 to 5:10 - Travel Cats (Scottish Folk) 5:10 to 5:20 - Tommy Sheridan 5:20 to 5:30 - Tommy Sheridan 5:30 to 5:40 - BLOCO YES (Drummers) 5:40 to 5:50 - Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 (Band) 5:50 to 6:00 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:00 to 6:10 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:10 to 6:20 - Joshua Brown (Solidarity with Palestine) 6:20 to 6:30 - Cat Hepburn (Poem) 6:30 to 6:40 - Steve Atkinson (Folk Singer) 6:40 to 6:50 - Cheryl Scott (KA Radio) 6:50 to 7:00 - Kevin P. Gilday (Spoken Word) 7:00 to 7:10 - British Army Veterns (Speech) 7:10 to 7:20 - San Fran and the Siscos (Band) 7:20 to 7:30 - 7:30 to 7:40 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:40 to 7:50 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:50 to 8:00 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) **Myself Nor The Other Hosts Of This Event Endorse Any Violence, Drunken Disorderly Or Otherwise Negative Behaviour Within Or Out With The Official Time Of This Event!**
Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014
Go to Facebook event page YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014
DPAC Protest & meeting about Ian Duncan Smith in Manchester Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
PROTEST THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE Monday 5th October 12pm - meet at Central Library opposite the Midland Hotel, just off St Peter's Square Iain Duncan Smith has been at the heart of the Tories' attacks on disabled people and benefit claimants. Join our protest against this scumbag whose cuts have seen thousands die after being found 'fit for work. Protest & meeting against Ian Duncan Smith @ 12pm, Central Library Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
Starts at: 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015
Speakers: Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW, TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
Venue: Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD
Go to event website DPAC Protest & meeting about Ian Duncan Smith in Manchester 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015
Hope Over Fear: One Year On Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that...
Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that it will be the people of Scotland who will determine if and when there is an #indyref2. Lets fill Freedom Square and the surrounding streets of Glasgow on September 19th to make our voices heard. 2018 is an ideal year for #indyref2 as it is clear in terms of elections north and south of the border. (2016 Scottish parliament, 2017 Scottish council, 2019 English council and 2020 General election.) Join us on the Square with the message, #Indyref2 2018.
Starts at: 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015
Venue: George Square G2 Hope Over Fear: One Year On 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015
HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY George Square, Glasgow. Lots of great speakers including Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver plus great music...
The Hope Over Fear campaign will not shirk its responsibilities. On May 7th 2015 we have a unique opportunity in Scotland to wipe out the blue, yellow and red Tories in one fell swoop. We can electorally punish those who lined up with the billionaires and millionaires to lie, deceive and bully our nation into submission. We are not too small, too poor or too scared to move forward into a new and better world and by uniting the pro-Scotland and anti-Establishment vote in May 2015 we can realise our dreams. Bring the family and enjoy another great day out while listening to the speakers from all political backgrounds and on the importance of using your vote wisely at the general election. There will also be many amazingly talented artists and musicians for you to enjoy on the day. In the words of Gerry Cinnamon's inspiring anthem of our movement, "Hope Over Fear, Carpe Diem". Letâ€™s seize the day in 2015. NOTE: Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver will be one of the speakers :) FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/401561463337441/
Starts at: 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015
Go to Facebook event page HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015
Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER Covering the controversial demolition of the Red Road Flats
ALSO here for protesters live stream within the danger zone http://livestre.am/5dlJI Highly contentious issue with many locals against the blowing up of these 6 flats at once and want them brought down floor by floor. The flats could still contain asbestos; they are very close to residential areas including a nursery and there is worry about water and gas pipes being burst. See WikiPedia link for more info and criticism of previous Red Row flats that have been blown up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Road_Flats
Starts at: 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015
Venue: Red Road Flats, Glasgow G21 3BL
Go to Facebook event page Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015
Hope Over Fear Rally, George Square A big day oot for all the family with live music and speakers
Let's fill the Square with HOPE and DETERMINATION to deliver independence and FREEDOM.
Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 12 Oct 2014
Go to Facebook event page Hope Over Fear Rally, George Square 12.00pm Sun 12 Oct 2014
BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 Around 1:30 - 3:30pm BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice!
BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice! Sunday, June 29 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm BBC Scotland Studios, Pacific Quay G51 1 Glasgow, United Kingdom This is a protest against bias from the self-proclaimed â€œimpartialâ€ BBC. The most important issue we need to highlight is the repeated omission of relevant facts, information & answers that has kept Scotland in the dark about the real independence debate. The BBCâ€™s coverage is ruining the run up to the biggest decision in our history. People are suitably sickened by the BBC & other mainstream media and their one sided conveyor belt of scare stories portrayed against our economic prospects, EU membership and the currency of an independent Scotland. Sometimes the bias is not in what they do cover but what they don't cover in their news & current affairs programmes. Specific examples of bias that concerns us are as follows: Make up of Question Time panels. Irish & Luxembourg EU ministers views misrepresented. UKIP promotion during EU elections. University of the West of Scotland report on bias on evening news programmes (BBC & STV) University of the West of Scotland report on bias on Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland show The BBC's membership of the CBI which opposes independence and even tried to become an official member of the no campaign until a U turn after a mass cancellation of membership by Scottish companies. Different styles of questioning for Yes/No including more frequent interruptions from interviewers. The list goes onâ€¦ Let's keep up the pressure on the old BBC and arrange their next outing as a massive anti-bias operation! Bring your saltires, banners, balloons, friends, family and loud voices. Make it a day to remember! Everyone is welcome from both sides of the debate. Groups that wish to protest about other instances of BBC bias unrelated to the independence debate are also more than welcome to attend.
Starts at: 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014
Go to Facebook event page BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014