Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:03 GMT on Saturday, 1st December 2012.
North Lanarkshire union and Abronhill anti-closure campaigners team up to ‘Say NO to CUTS’

UNISON North Lanarkshire and Cumbernauld’s Save Abronhill High School Working Group have joined forces to show strength against cuts proposed by North Lanarkshire Council.

The union and the campaigners have teamed up ahead of a mass rally and protest outside North Lanarkshire Council’s Civic Centre headquarters, next week.

North Lanarkshire Council’s consultation closes three weeks ago into a package of £105 million of identified savings – some of which will form the £73.3 million which the council say will need to be cut over the next four years.

“It would be great to know if members from the SOS campaign can come along to our rally next Thursday (6th Dec) outside the Motherwell Civic Centre... We are inviting all members of the community, politicians and the media to our rally from 12.30pm – 1.30pm” said a Unison North Lanarkshire spokesperson as they invited Abronhill High campaigners on Facebook.

The rally organised by Unison will take place between 12.30 and 1.30pm next Thursday (6th December) outside the council’s Motherwell headquarters.

“As well as our membership, UNISON is calling on community groups, parents, carers, residents, students... Everyone who will be blighted by these cuts to come along at 12.30pm on Thursday 6th November to say NO to CUTS!” an advertisement for the rally reads.

UNISON is holding the rally to call for no compulsory redundancies; no reduction to the pay/hours of work of their members; no reduction in our members’ conditions of service and no outsourcing of Council services.

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