Hampshire Trade Unionists join London demo

Hampshire Unison members protesting n Winchester last year

A mass demonstration against government spending cuts is being held in London today and trade union members from Hampshire will join thousands of people from trade unions, community groups and members of the public who say they believe that spending cuts and privatisation is not the way to get the country out of recession and that “austerity isn’t working”.

In a statement Tim Cutter, Hampshire UNISON Branch Secretary said:

“At a time when massive pressure is being dumped onto county and city councils to make cuts in public spending, UNISON believes that it must link up the issues in Hampshire, care home closures and outsourcing of services to the broader picture of a government that seems determined to pass the burden of austerity onto the most vulnerable people in society.”

“We care about local communities, communities that are under threat by the destruction of public services. That’s why we are marching in London on the 20th October”

  1 comment for “Hampshire Trade Unionists join London demo

  1. Stephen Slominski
    October 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Timely how the anti-cuts demo coincided with the release of news that Starbucks have paid NO corporation tax for the last three years on £1.2 Billion worth of sales (that’s a lot of coffee) and ebay only paid £1 million on £50 million UK sales – channeling money through Swtizerland(as does Boots.

    Remember this protest in Eastleigh?

    http://www.eastleighnews.org.uk/news/2010/12/21/burtons-in-tax-dodge-protest/

    Council workers, NHS staff the disabled, the unemployed have to take the burden of tax cuts while corporations get away with quasi legal avoidance schemes.

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