Socialist Worker

Pressure grows on council that make cuts

Issue No. 2242

Manchester rose up on Saturday when over 2,000 marched against the £110 million cuts imposed by the government. This was a show of collective rage against the cuts in the city.

A successful fight to save Levenshulme baths in East Manchester has given campaigners across the city confidence.

Sue McPherson explained how they did it: “Unity works. Mass action works. We built a creative, inclusive, democratic campaign.”

Many of those protesting are angry that Labour in Manchester is preparing to make the cuts for the Tories. People demanded that they refuse to make cuts.

Protesters were to lobby the full council meeting on Wednesday of this week.

Meanwhile, campaigners in Dudley and Nottingham disrupted their council meetings on Monday of this week.

In Dudley people chanted from the public gallery forcing its suspension for a time. Protesters in Nottingham did the same, forcing the meeting to be suspended for around an hour.

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