PAY, PEOPLE and POWER: the progressive case for public services
Thursday 5th October 7pm
Govan Old Parish Church
866 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 3UU
General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union
President, Educational Institute of Scotland
After 10 years of austerity cuts, out sourcing, privatisation and wage freeze, public services are now reaching crisis point. In Scotland, for example, over 10,000 civil services and 40,000 local government jobs have been lost, seriously affecting the delivery of even adequate standards of services. Workers’ morale is at an all-time low and recruiting new staff becoming more difficult. Under the pretext of “cutting red tape” and increased efficiency, service users’ and providers have been put at risk. We need a public sector for the 21st century, properly funded with fairly paid staff and democratic ownership. Come and hear that case from one of the most powerful advocates of it and one who without his heart transplant last year would not be here today.
- Doors open from 6.00pm, tea and coffee, exhibition and stalls.
- Lecture commences at 7.00pm, followed by question and answer session, finishing about 8.30pm.
- Govan Old Parish Church is at 866, Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU, about 100m west from Govan Cross Underground Station.
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