Scottish TUSC conference - preparing the socialist challenge for the May elections
The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is meeting on 23rd January under the heading, 'Preparing the 100% anti-austerity and socialist challenge for the Scottish elections'.
Keynote speakers at the opening session include Sean Hoyle, the newly-elected national president of the RMT transport workers' union, and PCS civil servants union vice president Cheryl Gedling (personal capacity).
Scottish TUSC conference - Saturday 23rd January
At the Renfield-St Stephens Centre, Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP
Registration opens at 12.30pm
1pm Opening Rally
Strike, Resist and Defy Tory austerity - demand no-cuts budgets from councils and the Scottish government
Sean Hoyle - RMT national president
Cheryl Gedling - PCS vice president (personal capacity)
Brian Smith - Glasgow Unison branch secretary (personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland
Angela McCormick - EIS-FELA Executive (personal capacity) and Socialist Workers Party
Striking West Dunbartonshire teacher
Followed by open discussion on fighting the cuts and TUSC's 100% anti-austerity alternative and replies from the top table
2.45pm Scottish TUSC's manifesto for the 2016 Scottish elections - This will be moved by a member of the TUSC steering committee and followed by an open discussion (A copy of the draft manifesto will be emailed out on Monday).
Vote on the manifesto
Conclusion and financial appeal
Conference finishes at 4.15pm
Come along and help us build a real fighting anti-austerity and socialist alternative to the parties of cuts.