PCS (Public and Commercial Services) Union has produced four pledges which it is inviting election candidates to endorse. I have endorsed the pledges as follows:
1. I pledge to support PCS campaigns against public service job cuts and to ensure quality public services are delivered to those in need.
2. I pledge to support the PCS campaign for fair pay and a Scottish living wage for workers and oppose regional pay.
3. I pledge to protect quality public services and work alongside PCS, community organisations and other trade unions to ensure that no more public services are privatised, outsourced or mutualised.
4. I pledge to support the PCS campaign for fair pensions for all; including calling on the government to protect public sector pensions, ensure the state pension keeps in line with inflation, that the government addresses pensioner poverty and that companies are prevailed upon to ensure they fulfil their pension obligations to staff.