Meeting to set up unemployment group in Bo’ness

It is hoped the meeting will lead to a unemployed association being set up in Bo'ness
It is hoped the meeting will lead to a unemployed association being set up in Bo'ness

A follow-up meeting is being held to consider further the idea of setting up a Bo’ness Unemployed Workers Association.

Anyone interested is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, January 14 in Bo’ness library from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

The Bo’ness Unemployed Task Group is calling the meeting which is also being supported by Bo’ness Community Council.

A previous discussion wsa held in November but the task group wants to discuss its ideas with as big a number of unemployed people as possible.

Ronnie Vaughan, one of the people on the task force, said: “This public meeting is an open space for local unemployed people to discuss such issues further and consider setting up their own group for mutual support and to have their own voice.

“This is just the discussion stage. If the meeting agrees an association would be a good idea, further work will go on to hold another meeting to officially set up the group.”

Ronnie stated that unemployed people meet regularly to discuss the difficulties they face - applying for jobs, travelling on a limited budget and the negative attitude in some areas to the unemployed - and believes setting up an association will give people in Bo’ness support.

He said: “If the organisation is set up we can make our voice heard and be able to speak to agencies and give them our point of view.”

For more information, phone Ronnie Vaughan on 07783498487 or e-mail him on ronniev1@live.co.uk.