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Campaign to save
Inchgreen Dry Dock

Peel Ports are vandalising the facilities at Inchgreen Dry Dock purchased in

2002 from Clydeport. They blew up the cranes in July 2017 claiming it was
too costly to service and maintain. No investment has been made in the
facility since 2002 and rumour is they want to infill the dock and sell the land
for housing. The Dry Dock is the second largest in the UK and a major asset
for Inverclyde and the west coast.
 Who are Peel Ports?
The Peel Group is constructed like a Russian Doll, a company within a
company within a company and so on that produces hundreds of
companies.
The holding companies are registered in Tax havens, the Isle of Man and the
Cayman Islands.

Facebook page: click here and 38 Degrees page: click here

Click here for further details of the campaign and click here for a 200+ page report on the Peel Group.

Unite Scotland social media update

Jake McLeod - Chair of the Glasgow Retired Members sat down to tell us about retired members activities; including their song club, and their role in assisting other campaigns.

Steve Turner - Assistant General Secretary. Steve Turner came visit our retired members in Scotland, and to find out more about what they are doing. 

Follow Unite Scotland on Social Media

There are a number of other comments, events and images we have shared with our followers on our social media streams you can find on our streams below.
Twitter: @UniteScotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniteScotland/
Instagram: @uniteunionscotland
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UniteScotland

Branch update

♦ David Paterson was elected as Education Officer.

♦ The Branch agreed to support the demonstration at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 27th September at 10.45am to mark United Nations Older People's Day. The Scottish Pensioners Forum is calling on the Scottish Governmment and MSPs to recognise the contribution and dedication that older people have made, and continue to make, to help safeguard welfare rights during the past 70 years, both in policy making, campaigning and in wider society as a whole.

♦ A number of Branch members will be visiting the Forth Valley Retired Memebrs Branch on 17th September.

♦ The Branch's Xmas Lunch will beheld on Thursday 6th December at 12.30pm. Further details and tickets at the October Branch meeting.

Unite Retired Members Newsletter

The latest editon of teh Unite REtired Members Plus Newsletter can be downloaded here.
Topics covered include: Residential Education Course; Social media as a valuable campaigning tool; the abortive plot by the Rees-Mogg Brexiteers to ditch the Prime Minister; In Britain’s boardrooms, Brexit is already here. And the warning is stark;  Labour Party Liverpool Conference Report 2018;  and Report of the URM Campaign Team (October 30th) and National Meeting Held on October 31st 2018.

UN Day of Older Persons

Branch members were prominent among those demonstrating at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 27th September to celebrate the United Nations Day of Older Pesons. The gathering was addressed by a number of speakers including MSPs and our own Branch Treasurer Maureen Gardner who is also a stalwart of the Scottish Pensioners Forum.
On Saturday 6th October, the Branch organised a stall in Buchanan Street and leafleted passers-by and encouraged them to sign our petition calling for the retention of the free TV licence for those over 75.
Click here for photos and video.

Unite Retired Members Newsletter

The latest editon of teh Unite REtired Members Plus Newsletter can be downloaded here.
Topics covered include: Residential Education Course; Social media as a valuable campaigning tool; the abortive plot by the Rees-Mogg Brexiteers to ditch the Prime Minister; In Britain’s boardrooms, Brexit is already here. And the warning is stark;  Labour Party Liverpool Conference Report 2018;  and Report of the URM Campaign Team (October 30th) and National Meeting Held on October 31st 2018.

TV Licence demo:
1st February

The Scottish Pensioners Forum organised a demonstration to protest against the proposed withdrawal of the free TV licence for those aged over 75. The demonstration took place at 11.00am on Friday 1st February at the BBC Scottish Headquarters at Pacific Quay.
Photos of the demo can be viewed here and the words of a song written by the Branch's own singer/songwriter (and Treasurer) Maureen Gardner can be downloaded here.

UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration: 16th March

The growth of the far right in the last year—from openly anti-Semitic parties in government in Poland and Hungary, fascists in the German parliament and the Austrian government, to Trump in the White House and Bolsonaro in Brazil—underlines the urgency of the task facing us all to build a broad based movement against racism and fascism in Britain.
We urge you to support the call from Stand Up To Racism—a coalition of civic organisations, refugee and migrant communities, as well as trade unions, political organisations and individuals—to join the day of international protests around UN Anti Racism Day on 16 March in Glasgow - assemble George Square, Glasgow, 11am.
The demonstraion is backed by a number of organisations including Unite Scotland, Glasgow Unite Area Activist Committee, Glasgow & West Of Scotland Unite Retired Members Branch, and Glasgow Unite Community Branch. 
Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2242706462615178/
Download leaflet here

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