THE effects of the government’s deep cuts in public spending are now being felt by communities across the region. Not only are thousands of jobs going in both the public and private sectors, but vital public services – upon which some of the most vulnerable in our society depend – are being scaled down or disappearing altogether.
Huge Cuts in grants from central Government means councils are having to make savings of up to £100m over the next four years, for example forcing it to cut back on the help it gives to some older and disabled people across the region.
That’s why we’re hoping that as many people as possible will join the thousands of ordinary men, women and children converging on central London on Saturday, 26 March, to take part in the TUC’s “March for the Alternative” against the cuts and for a different economic approach.
Leaving the Victoria Embankment from midday, the marchers are heading to Hyde Park for a rally which starts at 1.30pm – find out more at http://marchforthealternative.org.uk/
To find out more about transport, visit http://falseeconomy.org.uk/themarch to see if there are coaches or trains leaving from near where you live. If you or your family is being affected by the cuts, and you’d like to tell the TUC your story, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org