Monday, 27 February 2012

Lobby the Islington Council budget-setting meeting


Lobby the Islington Council budget-setting meeting
TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY6pm Assemble in Highbury Fields (near to Highbury Corner)
6.30pm March to Islington Town Hall
Organised by the Joint unions: UNISON, the NUT and GMB.

A further £18.2million is set to be slashed from the budget by the Labour-led council. This would bring another 140 job losses – with 42 compulsory redundancies – and more cuts in vital front line services, including the scaling back of library opening hours and raising of childcare fees. Education, youth centres and elderly facilities are amongst other vital public services under threat.

In addition, council tenants face a rents rise by an inflation-busting 8% this year. Service charges for things such as care taking will also rise by five per cent.

This is an attack on the most vulnerable - those on low incomes, single parents, migrant communities, women, elderly & disabled people. And all workers face attacks on pay and conditions because of rising inflation and a wage freeze.

Please come along to resist these unfair, unacceptable and unnecessary cuts!

Bring banners, placards and whistles.

A leaflet for the rally can be downloaded here.

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