Fri 9 April 2010
Main healthcare union to quiz candidates and Cabinet Secretary
UNISON - Scotland's largest healthcare union, will hold its
annual health conference today (Friday) in Glasgow, and will hear
from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon
MSP, who will give the keynote speech.
In addition the group conference, involving representatives of
the 50,000+ UNISON members working in Scotland's Healthcare, will
hold an election hustings, where candidates from the four main
parties in Scotland will put forward their policies on healthcare,
and other issues.
Chair of UNISON's Scottish Health Group, Tom Waterson said "We
are taking the opportunity of this election, to promote our Public
Works campaign, and quiz candidates on their party's policies
to defend our public services and those who provide them, in the
teeth of the business campaign to cut them.
"We know that our Health Service is vital, that its spending
actually boosts our economy, and that we can afford to provide
Nicola Sturgeon MSP will also address the conference on the current
issues facing Scotland's NHS, she will answer questions from the
delegates UNISON is Scotland's largest Healthcare union and has
continued to increase its membership for the third year running.
Note for editors; The Conference takes place from 10.00am
on Friday 9 April in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. Nicola
Sturgeon MSP will be speaking at around 11.00 am. The hustings
(which she will NOT take part in), will take place between 2.00
and 3.00pm. )