Greens backing tomorrow's strike action

For immediate release 29 November 2011

The Green MSPs today confirmed the party's support for tomorrow's coordinated strike action against UK Ministers' assault on public sector working conditions. Patrick Harvie MSP, the party's co-convenor, will take part in an STUC event with the leadership of Scottish Labour and with striking public sector staff in the morning, before taking part in the march from the Usher Hall to Holyrood and then meeting Holyrood staff on the picket line around Parliament.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

"Tomorrow is a day when politicians of all parties should be supporting the unions and their action, which comes with a stronger democratic mandate than the UK Ministers who are imposing these unfair and economically illiterate cuts to public sector pensions. The strikes are therefore a crucial statement of resistance, and I will be out with public sector staff in Glasgow in the morning and in Edinburgh in the afternoon.