2,500 workers jam Parliament Square in 1980 as Lothian Council faces cuts crisis that could have meant no money to pay wages.
1982/83 and Lothian and Edinburgh branches combine to win Best Float on the Miners Gala. L to R, Current APT&C Convenor John Ross, Kate Ramsden, Marylin Stoddart, Current Vice Chair John Stevenson, and Treasurer Mike McCrossan.
Full time officer Adam Ingram (right) celebrates a landmark regrading for Lothian Regional Council solicitors in the early 80's. Adam rose to great heights. He became an MP, was Neil Kinnock's aide and is now Security Minister at the Northern Ireland Office.
Peoples March for Jobs 1983 where local branches sponsored unemployed marchers
1989 and Lothian and Edinburgh shut down as 8,000 staff strike against attempts to undermine national bargaining. With Building Control workers out, even the Festival was under threat.
We won, and got an 8% pay rise out of it!. Second from the left is current branch secretary Morag Stevenson. It was glorious weather throughout the strike and you could tell the strikers by the suntans.
Late 1970's march against cuts. L to R, Raeburn McLuckie, the famous Richard Kerley and could that be Social Work boss Christina Burnett holding the banner?
International: The late Edward Ramsdale, of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU). Eddie was a guest of Edinburgh District NALGO on many occasions during the 70's and 80's.