The people of Liverpool are being urged to join a march and rally in the city tomorrow (Saturday 15 March) to protest against the savage cuts to public services throughout the North West region.
Unite, the country’s largest union, said that the region had been hit disproportionately hard by the government’s austerity cuts which was having a devastating effect on public services.
Unite regional officer Debbie Brannan said: “The march and rally is to highlight Unite’s opposition to public sector cuts throughout the region’s local authorities.
“This is about survival and mobilising communities. Our members are those communities – cleaners, cooks and refuse collectors - who work harder for less to maintain vital community services.
“The North West has already been hit disproportionately hard by the cuts imposed by this coalition government, which is only interested in the rich and powerful. The cuts must stop now.
“This march is for our children and grandchildren. If we don't stop the cuts now what will be left for them? Nothing.
“No community services, libraries, public swimming baths, day centres for the elderly and help for young mums.”
Details of the march and rally are below:
Assemble at 10.00 at the Pier Head, Liverpool. The march will depart at 10.45 via the city centre - Mann Island, James Street, Derby Square, Lord Street. Then it will turn left into North John Street, right into Victoria Street, right into Sir Thomas Street, left into Whitechapel, right into Hood Street and will arrive St. George’s Plateau at 11.30 for a rally when a range of speakers, including Unite national officer for local government Fiona Farmer, will address the gathering.
For further information please contact Unite regional officer Ritchie James on 07736 171 546 and/or Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940
Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.