Stay In EK Campaign
Scottish Parliament Debate 'Building Our Future"
Local MSP's back campaign to stop East Kilbride office closures
Following on from the publication of the Fighting for Tax Jobs, Fighting for Tax Justice report that was published by PCS Scotland earlier in the year, East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani led a Members Business debate highlighting the findings of the report and the impact these will have on East Kilbride, as well as the rest of Scotland and our local communities.
Contributions were also made from Graham Simpson MSP as well as supporters of our sister campaigns in other HMRC offices. You can rewatch the full debate on the Scottish Parliament website.
Major Report on 'Building Our Future' Launched
PCS launch report on impact of HMRC office closures on Scotland
As part of the ongoing campaign against office closures in HMRC, PCS has published a devastating critique on the impact of 'Building Our Future' on the Scottish economy.
The report, launched at the Scottish Parliament earlier this month, is the culmination of over 6 months of research and workshops held with members in every tax office across Scotland. It details the impact on many towns across Scotland, including East Kilbride, along with the recommendations of PCS to avoid these totally unnecessary and damaging cuts to local communities across Scotland.
You can download a copy of the full report below.
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]
Scottish Parliament Elections 2016
Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections on Thursday (5th May), last week we wrote to the local candidates standing in East Kilbride regarding the Stay in EK campaign.
We feel it is important that the Scottish Parliament plays its part in challenging the damaging closures proposed in East Kilbride, as well as across the country, by HMRC that will remove so many jobs from the town and cause huge damage to our local communities and economy.
Therefore we feel it is important that supporters of our campaign know that who they are voting for will use their position to fight for our members based in East Kilbride and to call for an end to the closures proposed in the town.
A copy of the letter is available here
Responses received are below.
A Y indicates the candidate has confirmed they will support our campaign
An N indicates the candidate has confirmed they will not support our campaign
A blank space indicates no response has been received from the candidate so far.
You can select any of the candidates above to tweet them regarding our campaign ahead of the election.
If you are a candidate and would like to confirm your position on our campaign then please email email@example.com and we will update your response. #StayInEK
Campaign Gains Political Support
Following HMRC's announcement that over 2,500 jobs will be lost in East Kilbride over the next decade the Stay in EK campaign has begun by meeting with our local MP and MSPs, garnering cross party support for our calls to halt the HMRC office closure plans, from those we have met so far.
As we move into 2016, we intend to begin the public campaign to call on HMRC to Stay In EK and we hope everyone will join us to support the campaign to preserve local jobs, not just for the immediate future but for future generations as well.
To make sure you keep up to date with planned events, make sure to check the website regularly, as well as liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter. Details can be found using the Get Involved link above