Welfare cuts bus to visit

Austerity Uncovered
Austerity Uncovered

As controversial changes to the way disability payments are made, an anti-austerity campaign is taking to the streets.

Austerity Uncovered is a new campaign being launched by the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

There will be meetings across the country, including a visit to Falkirk town centre on Wednesday, June 26.

The aim is to let people tell their own stories about how life really is across the UK, with visits to community groups and foodbanks.

A spokesperson for the STUC said: “Too many politicians have no idea just how tough life is for the many.

“Prices are rising while wages are being held back. Service cuts are biting hard.

“We will be making videos, blogging what we find and bringing journalists to report life on the front line of austerity.”

In addition to the bus tour, a public meeting has been arranged, in conjunction with Falkirk Trades Union Council for that evening,

The meeting, at Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Church Hall, will feature several senior trade union figures. It starts at 7 p.m. All welcome.

For information on getting involved e-mail info@stuc.org.uk or go to www.thereisabetterway.org or visit Falkirk Trades Union Council’s Facebook page