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I, like you, have been frustrated and left feeling angry with the way we have been treated over the pension issues and the disappointing return of the numbers who participated in the ballot. All too often when I have been going round talking to members of this union I have been asked why should we protest? Nothing will change; we are already paying and will have to work to 68...
The labour movement will return triumphantly to George Square on October 20th. Following protracted negotiations and helpful interventions from elected councillors we are now able to say with confidence that George Square will not be considered a no-go zone for peaceful protest in the future.
I was involved in an accident which caused my injuries. The diagnosis was most probably internal bruising, but as the injury worsened over the months it was suggested that I go for physiotherapy.
You will be aware by now that I am standing down from the position of Scottish National Chairman after the Annual Conference in May this year. I have to say that despite the significant difficulties faced by the Union over the years and decisions that have had to be made, the decision to stand down as Chairman has, in many ways, been the most difficult.
Colleagues, contrary to what those in power would have you believe; that we are all in
this together and that we must all make sacrifices so that you’ll give up your pensions,
cut your wages and settle for a life of debt and despair - the United Kingdom is not
broke. Not by a long way.