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Public Works is the campaign for jobs, services, fair taxation and a Living Wage by UNISON, Scotland's biggest public service union. More updates on UNISON Scotland blog plus UNISON Scotland Press releases

Public Works
Public Works: Toolkit
Resources for branches
to campaign against public service cuts.
Get tooled up.

Tell a pal
Click here to Tell a Pal that Public Works: We don't need cuts -
There is a Better Way
SPREAD THE WORD Powerpoint and Resource Pack


There is a better way
There is a Better Way STUC campaign site

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False Economy:

Why the cuts are wrong

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UNISON - a million voices for change - ADD YOURS!

Slash and burn policy risks everything - Revitalise #13 Autumn 2010
Revitalise Summer 2010
Bad economics now threaten members' jobs and services ordinary people rely on.

A day in the life..... (leaflet pdf) How Public Works - for all of us

Public Works Briefing #1: What it costs... Oct 2009
(leaflet pdf)

UNISON Scotland Public Works launch press release Sep 2009

Kevin on the Plinth - Sep 2009

Public Works: UNISON Scotland programme to beat recession
Spring 2009
(leaflet pdf)

Revitalise manifesto

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and newsletters
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15,000 of the 'real big society' brave the rain to say 'Put People First'

15,000 hardy souls braved torrential rain to demonstrate in Glasgow on 1 October to demand the Government 'puts people first' through:-

  • a redistribution of wealth across Scotland through fair taxes and living wage jobs
  • protection for the hardest hit through decent services and fair benefits

Faith, equality, anti-poverty and trade union groups across Scotland came together to campaign for the alternative to cuts and to say 'there is a better way'.

Ex government minister and veteran campaigner Tony Benn addressed the rally and slammed the excesses of the bankers while working people were being forced to 'pay the cost'.

Calling for 'dignity' for working people, Tony praised the spirit of the march and rally. With that spirit and with so many young people turning out, Tony told the rally 'We will win!".

UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby, this year's STUC President, praised the trade unions, community groups, faith groups and wider public who had braved the rain to turn out in their thousands. "You are the real big Society", Mike told them.

Tony Benn was in Glasgow in connection with his key role in the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders 'work in' 40 years ago which was being commemorated through a number of events in Glasgow on 1 October.

Referring to those who took part in the dispute as 'heroes', Tony underlined the need for today's campaigns to learn from that struggle.

People First
October 1st, People First: The march through Glasgow

Tony Benn
Tony Benn

Mike Kirby
Glasgow 1 October
NHS Glasgow, Clyde and CVS branch banner makes its first outing after being unveiled earlier in the morning.
Eleanor Smith
UNISON President Eleanor Smith braves the rain with South Ayrshire's Campbell Peden

A soaked but committed Edinburgh contingent (It was sunny in Edinburgh).




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