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Hundreds march against cuts in Kirklees

by Nick Ruff, Kirklees Unison branch chair (pc)
Issue No. 2219

Trade unionists on the march in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week.  (Pic: Alan Kenny)

Trade unionists on the march in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week. (Pic: Alan Kenny)


Over 300 people defied the rain in Huddersfield last Saturday to march against

the cuts proposed by the

Labour-led council in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

The march attracted union backing and Unison delegations from across West Yorkshire as well from Leicester Health, Rochdale, Telford and Ealing.

The local Unison branch called the demo as part of a long-running campaign against plans to cut 1,500 jobs.

It suspended its strike ballot last week as the employer temporarily withdrew some of the draconian measures.

Kirklees branch committee has agreed that, if the council does not permanently withdraw the measures and agree salary protection and no compulsory redundancies, the ballot will be reinstated.


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Tue 14 Sep 2010, 17:14 BST
Issue No. 2219
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