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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2011

March against the job losses in Greenwich

On Saturday 12 February workers and community campaigners will march against savage cuts being proposed by Greenwich council.

Paul Callanan, Greenwich Socialist Party

The council plans to cut 90 million worth of our jobs and services over the next four years. The council plans to save 30 million by closing libraries, cutting carer's allowance, raising allotment charges by 200%, closing advice centres for teenage mothers, closing Maryon Wilson Park in Charlton and cutting a whole host of other vital services.

This is on top of the 90-day redundancy notices that have gone out to all 8,000 council staff. The council is threatening that if workers on the council do not sign a new contract on inferior terms they will lose their jobs.

The demonstration on the 12th has been called by Greenwich Save Our Services, an alliance of trade unionists and community campaigners, which was initiated last year by Socialist Party members.

We say that councillors have a choice. On Saturday's demo we will be calling for the council to actively oppose the cuts and set a 'needs budget'.

If the council did this then they could mobilise the whole community in defence of our jobs and services.

Greenwich march against the cuts

Saturday 12 February

Assemble 12noon

Riverside House, Creton Street, Woolwich, SE18 6BU

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