A blog from Chris Bartter, trade union writer and communications expert in Scotland,
This blog is a small contribution in opposition to the right-wing consensus in the media, and will. hopefully, campaign for working people and public services.
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Saturday, 4 October 2014
Justice at Work Campaign gets entertaining boost
Is it a concert? Is it a campaign? Unite Scotland is staging an
event today as part of its
Justice at Work campaign that blurs such
distinctions. Headlined by anti-blacklist
campaigner, Shrewsbury picket and
actor, Ricky Tomlinson, the event also stars victimised INEOS stewards Stevie
Deans and Mark Lyons.
Providing the music, singer-songwriter, Rab Noakes leads a
stellar cast including Arthur Johnstone, moothie maestro Fraser Speirs, Stephen
Wright and rap artist NRNXPO Qyeens. Unite's General Secretary, Len McCluskey
speak as will Stevie Deans' daughter Ailisand the whole event is compered by comedian, Susan Morrison.
Unite's Scottish Secretary, Pat Rafferty said
“Tonight’s gig will be an unabashed
celebration of working-class achievement and struggle and also a display of
solidarity to argue that decent jobs and decent lives go hand-in-hand with
decent employment rights and safe, secure workplaces.”
Doors for the
free show open at 7PM for a 7:30PM start and a limited number of tickets are available on a first come first served basis from email@example.com.
The trade union movement will be watching this innovative
approach to campaigning closely. It is a welcome development in engaging a
broader section of people in campaigns, like the Anti-Blacklist Campaign. Associate producers, Fair Pley, continue to work with the Labour Movement and are busy planning an event in tribute to Tony Benn taking place in Glasgow on Sunday 30 November. Their versatility
knows no bounds!