Unite forms ‘war cabinet’ to fight community services ...

Unite forms ‘war cabinet’ to fight community services cuts across the north west

14 January 2014

Unite local authority members are forming a ‘war cabinet’ to help fight drastic cuts to jobs and vital public services across the north west.

Unite representatives from across the north west, including Warrington, Salford and Liverpool, will come together this Thursday (16 January 2014) at the Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool at 10.30. The meeting will provide a campaign platform to determine a battle plan against another proposed round of swingeing cuts revealed by chancellor George Osborne last week that will destroy services in local communities. Unite national officer for local authorities Fiona Farmer will also show support to the region by speaking at the event.

Unite is determined to support workers across the North West in standing together and leading a fight in the community against these vicious plans.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Unite North West regional secretary Mick Whitley said: “The Tory chancellor is set on cutting more jobs and services – and we have to fight this head on to stop these cuts in frontline services to our communities throughout the north west.
“This is about survival and mobilising communities. Our members are those communities – cleaners, cooks, refuse collectors - who work harder for less to maintain vital community services.

“The north west has already been hit disproportionally by the cuts imposed by this Con-Dem government. The cuts must stop now.

“This meeting is the start of a unified campaign – only co-ordinated campaigning across workplaces and communities can stop this. And Unite is determined to win the fight to stop these cuts.”


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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.