Date: 17 June 2005
UK's largest union delivers big message to back July 2nd Demo
UNISON, the UK's largest union, today previewed a huge banner which
will be attached to Glasgow's famous Finnieston Crane for the duration
of the UNISON's UK conference in Glasgow next week, and for the
following week in the run up to the Make Poverty History March and
Rally in Edinburgh on Saturday July 2.
The banner, which is 24m x 12.3m, displays the UNISON and Make
Poverty History logos and the message 'Join us on July 2 2005 in
Edinburgh' and is part of the union's contribution to the Make Poverty
Dave Prentis UNISON's General Secretary said "Trade unions are
about solidarity, social justice and fair treatment. That is why
UNISON will be marching on July 2 to Make Poverty History. Along
with our colleagues in other unions, the TUC and the STUC we have
always campaigned hard for international justice"
UNISON is a founding member of the Make Poverty History coalition.
They will be sending a large delegation to Edinburgh from all over
the UK, to join the march and to run a stall on the Meadows. They
will also assist with stewarding the march. The union is promoting
the march to all its 2,000 plus delegates at its UK conference in
There will be a photocall under the banner on the crane with Dave
Prentis, UNISON's General Secretary and a number of international
guests from southern Africa and elsewhere during the UNISON conference.
Details will be confirmed later. Please contact Mary Maguire, nos
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Matt Smith, Scottish
Secretary Mobile Tel: 07771 548997 Mary Maguire, Head of Press and
Broadcasting Mobile Tel: 07771 548957 Nick Sigler, Head of International
Relations Mobile tel: 07958 939568