Vote now to fight against redundancies and privatisation

Have you voted yet?

On Monday we opened a consultative ballot for all our members across the City of Edinburgh Council to see if you would take action over the

  • loss of the ‘no compulsory redundancy’ pledge
  • threat of outsourcing and privatisation.

Both of these are potential consequences of the Lib Dem budget that was passed by the Council on 23 February. Read our post on the budget for details.

This is a consultative ballot to check if members would take action. This is not an industrial action ballot, which would lead to action. Read about different ballots.

We need to show that we will not sit back and accept cuts to jobs and services, so vote as soon as you receive your ballot. The ballot closes on 2 April.

How you receive your ballot


If we have an email on file for you, you will receive this by email.

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Trade union special edition of the Scottish Left Review

The latest edition of the Scottish Left Review is a trade union special. In it

Steve’s article is very much in tune with the motion our branch submitted to the Unite national policy conference.

Lynn’s article speaks about the influence of the American organiser Jane McAlevey. If you would like to borrow her excellent book Raising Expectations and Raising Hell get in touch.

This issue of the SLR shows how unions are offering alternatives to austerity, responding to modern technology and Tory legislation and helping protect and empower workers throughout these challenging times.