Socialist Worker

Campaigners fight back as councils push through cuts

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2433

Councils across Britain continue to implement Tory austerity. 

But there is also resistance.

Derby’s Labour council is set to axe 250 jobs by April 2015, while Tory, Lib Dem and Ukip hypocrites criticise them for doing so.

Labour and Scottish National Party (SNP) run Edinburgh Council says it is set to slash hundreds of jobs in the latest budget cuts. 

Campaigners in Bolton disrupted a town hall meeting last week, protesting cuts of £43 million and 500 jobs losses. 

In Glasgow, elected officials from the Unison, Unite, GMB and EIS unions have written to publicly call on the city council to set a “no cuts” budget.

The campaign involving service users and staff to save Glasgow Association of Mental Health has kept up its fight to stop 40 percent cuts to its funding.

Campaigners are set to lobby the council again on Thursday of this week, 1pm, ouside the City chambers, George Square.


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