PARENTS, STAFF and the local Socialist Alliance are set to fight against New Labour's plans to close nine council nurseries across the west London borough of Ealing. Four of the nurseries cater for under-fives with special needs. Ealing council is viciously hacking back services. The closures will hit voters in key Labour wards in Acton and Southall.
New Labour is using the cuts to push its privatisation agenda. Councillor Leonora Thompson told the local Ealing Gazette she wanted 'to encourage the private and voluntary sector to provide all-day childcare in any vacated premises'.
Lobby Ealing council on Tuesday 29 January, 6pm, Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, London W5.
Messages of support to Ealing Nurseries Campaign, Tom Davies, NUT Office, Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent, London W7 1HA.