Join public workers from across Scotland in a rally outside the Scottish Parliament on 12 December at 12 noon to press the case for a budget for public services that
- restores pay
- protects our precious public services.
This is the day the Scottish Parliament will be debating the budget for 2019/20.
Trade unions want to get across their views on the budget, including money
- for an appropriate public sector wage increases in 2019
- to deal with homelessness and the social care crisis.
Public sector in crisis
We need more investment in all public services. Our NHS is under pressure and there is a growing crisis in care. Workers are standing up for services and standing up for themselves.
We need a fair deal for local councils. Teachers and local government workers emphatically rejected pay offers. Unions met in late November to co-ordinate plans should the Scottish Government and COSLA not provide a fair pay deal for local authority workers.
We need a fair deal for all public service workers.
The Glasgow equal pay strikes and the display of strength from Scottish teachers at their rally last month shows that public workers are losing patience.