Date: Fri 19 September
Listen to the people and keep public services in public hands,
A key issue in this independence referendum has been the future
of public services.
People in Scotland have made it clear they want more not less
investment in public services. They have also made it clear they
reject privatisation and want to keep public services public.
Mike Kirby, UNISON’s Scottish secretary said,
‘This has been an historic referendum with extraordinary
levels of political engagement. The future of public services
has been central to the debate across the media, local communities
and families in Scotland. And it has been weighing on the minds
of most as they cast their vote in the referendum.
The people have been absolutely clear that they value public
services. They reject privatisation, want investment not cuts
in public services, and demand that public services remain in
public hands. UNISON will continue to work together with other
trade unions, civic society and politicians of all parties to
meet these aspirations.’