Election 2015 Scotland

Election 2015: Scottish TUSC launches manifesto

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Media captionTUSC says its manifesto its "100% anti-austerity"

The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has launched its election manifesto with a call for a £10 an hour minimum wage.

The manifesto will also pledge to end zero-hours contracts and included a list of what it described as "100% anti-austerity" measures.

TUSC is fielding 10 candidates in Scotland for the general election.

The manifesto launch in Glasgow came as campaigning across the country continued ahead of 7 May.

TUSC is backed by the RMT trade union, socialist organisations, leading trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners.

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TUSC spokesman Brian Smith said: "We utterly reject the savage austerity plans of the establishment parties.

"Neither do the austerity-lite promises from the SNP who, despite their words, have implemented billions in Tory cuts in Scotland since 2010, offer a real and consistent alternative."

With 135 candidates throughout the UK, TUSC said it was the sixth-largest group contesting the general election.

Mr Smith added: "Scottish TUSC is offering total opposition to all austerity, public ownership not privatisation, a living minimum wage now of £10 an hour and the abolition of all anti-union laws."

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