Moray activists fight possible Valentine’s massacre

Branch members take anti-cuts campaign to the streets as they count down to council meeting that could slash services

UNISON activists in Moray, Scotland, are campaigning to avoid a Valentine’s Day massacre as the council considers making cuts to local services.

With the council set to meet on Wednesday, activists took to the streets at the weekend with a Valentine’s card, helping raise awareness of the threats and asking local people to give their support by signing the giant card.

Branch secretary Suzanne Wright said: “The council do not have any coherent plan of how the cuts they are proposing will implement, therefore they cannot know the full extent of the devastation they are causing the public services in the area”.

However, councilors will meet on Wednesday 14 February without having provided any clear answer or further plans to the union.

On Wednesday, the branch is organising a Show Your Love for Public Services lobby of the council before the meeting, from 8-9.10am.