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Vote yes in Birmingham and Doncaster council ballots

Issue No. 2255

Over 17,000 council workers in Birmingham and Doncaster are voting on whether to strike against the cuts.

If they vote yes, they will join the hundreds of thousands of workers out on strike on 30 June. Workers in Birmingham also plan to strike the day before.

Dave Hughes, vice-chair of Birmingham Unison, told Socialist Worker the mood was “fantastic” at local activist meetings in areas including Erdington and Stirchley.

“We spoke about the importance of winning a big yes vote—one that sends a clear message to the council about how serious we are,” he said.

It’s a similar story in Doncaster, where activists are continuing to build the biggest possible yes vote.

“We are fighting to save jobs and services,” added Dave. “If the councils get away with these cuts they will decimate people’s lives.”

The Doncaster ballot ends next week and the Birmingham ballot in two weeks’ time.

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Tue 7 Jun 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2255
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