Demonstrations have taken place in Glasgow and Edinburgh to protest the Budget with resulting cuts to public services and threats to jobs. Marchers were in defiant mood.

In Glasgow 150 Unison members gathered at lunch time in George Square to protest against the cuts and in early evening 200 gathered to protest against the attack by the ruling class on workers' living standards. Banners from Unison, EIS, Clydebank TUC, along with other campaign groups were present. The Communist Party had a colourfull stall.

 

Comrades will be out in Buchanan Street on Saturday with the new Party Budget leaflet. Meet 11.45am Party office.

Two hundred marchers demonstrated in Princes Street, Edinburgh, on Wednesday evening against the budget. Speakers from Unite, EIS, PCS, CWU, the Green Party, and others addressed marchers carrying banners and flags from CND, Unison, NASUWT, EIS, UCU, PCS, Right to Work, Communist Party, Scottish Socialist Party, and others. As well as voicing opposition to the cuts at national level, the march heard of the opposition to Edinburgh Council's "Alternative Business Model" plans to sell off local services.

Communist Party budget leaflets given out to passers-by on Princes Street.