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Date 14 March 2007

Scotland's largest union calls for vote to oppose Trident

UNISON - Scotland's public service union - today issued a call for Scots MPs to join the vote against the renewal of the Trident missile system in this afternoon's House of Commons debate.

Matt Smith, UNISON's Scottish Secretary, said "Our members know that the huge costs of replacing weapons of mass destruction like Trident missiles take up large amounts of public funds that could otherwise be used to revitalise our public services.

"If you add to these financial arguments the moral arguments against us storing these nuclear weapons, it is no wonder the Scottish population is opposed to this renewal. UNISON calls on MPs to vote not to renew these missiles today. "


For Further Information Please Contact: Matt Smith (Scottish Secretary) 07771 548 997(m) Dave Watson (Scottish organiser - Policy) 07958 122 409 (m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 0771 558 3729(m)