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Protests over council cuts in North Lanarkshire

Issue No. 2477

North Lanarkshire’s Labour-run council is proposing to axe up to 1,500 jobs and slash over £45 million over the next two years.

The Unison union has organised a protest on Wednesday of this week from 12.30pm at Motherwell Civic Centre.

But it’s not just Labour implementing austerity. Edinburgh’s Labour and Scottish National Party-run council plans to slash 2,000 jobs and £141 million over four years. It has also threatened compulsory redundancies. 

Unison said it will ballot for strikes if the council pushes ahead with them. 

It has organised a protest against the cuts on Thursday morning of this week.

Protests against similar attacks by Glasgow’s Labour council are planned for the same day.

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