Defend Democracy – Resist the Parliament Shutdown

UNISON Scotland will join the trade union movement to defend our democracy and resist the shutdown of our parliament.

Join us to demonstrate on Saturday 31 August in:

Aberdeen at 12 noon at the Castlegate.
Dundee at 2 pm in City Square.
Glasgow at 2 pm in George Square.

Suspending Parliament Smacks of Dictatorship, says UNISON

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s plan for an extended suspension of Parliament, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This outrageous manoeuvre has been made to silence all opposition in the most dictatorial way. Our parliamentary democracy is the envy of the world, but it’s being stamped upon and disregarded by a Prime Minister who’s not gone near a public vote.”

“Boris Johnson is treating the future of the UK like the plot of a far-fetched political TV drama. The country must be asked for its view on Brexit right now. That’s the only way.”

“He is setting a timebomb for the NHS. The promises of more cash for the health service made during the referendum were just empty words. No deal will instead leave the NHS gasping for breath, creating chaos for the hard-working staff and spelling potential disaster for patients.”