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Campaigners set to take to streets across Scotland

 

The demonstrations will see activists gather in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of a national day of action.

Large-scale demonstrations will take place across Scotland and the UK on Saturday as campaigners join forces with trade unions. 

The Enough is Enough campaign, launched this summer, is holding a day of action this weekend, with a flagship rally taking place in Glasgow. 

The meeting, set for the Buchanan Steps at 12pm, will focus on the rise of energy bills, set to come into place on the same day. 

Power to the People - a Glasgow-based campaign who will organise the demo in line with the national Enough is Enough campaign - have organised the event with speakers from a number of community groups such as Fans Supporting Foodbanks Scotland, and trade unions such as the Communication Workers Union (CWU). 

The day in Glasgow will also see a foodbank collection take place, alongside picket line support from those attending. 

As well as this, demonstrations in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh will also be held in conjunction with picket lines across the country. 

The rallies come as members of the CWU, as well as rail unions Aslef and the RMT walk out in disputes with bosses, which have continued from the summer. 

Writing on social media, the Enough is Enough campaign said: “This Saturday, October 1st, we’ll be protesting in 50 cities and towns across Britain for pay rises, against the energy rip-off, to end food poverty – and to say no to handouts for the rich.”

 

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