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NSSN anti-cuts campaign demands councillors stand up to the Con-Dem axe!
Press Release from the National Shop Stewards Network
National Shop Stewards Network logo
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) anti-cuts campaign is to march to lobby Labour councillors on Saturday 5 March at Labour's local government conference and present a petition demanding that they refuse to vote for and implement the Con-Dem coalition's cuts.
The NSSN anti-cuts campaign has been launched to unite workers threatened with redundancy with communities suffering cuts to services and young people facing sky high tuition fees, cuts to EMA and 25% unemployment rates.
It is also supporting Cardiff Against the Cuts protests at the Tory and Liberal Democrat conferences taking place in Cardiff on Saturday 5 March.
The NSSN is asking everyone to sign the online petition at www.stopcuts.net/sign.htm
National Shop Stewards Network Anti-Cuts Campaign
The NSSN is helping to build for a massive turnout at the TUC's demonstration on Saturday 26 March against the government but it is adamant that Labour councils mustn't pass on the cuts.
NSSN anti-cuts convenor Rob Williams said: "Working class people in Manchester, for example, didn't vote for Labour councillors to sack 2,000 council workers.
"We are marching to tell them that they do have a choice - they should stand with their workforces and communities against this government of millionaires, not do their dirty work."
Further information and photos contact:
Rob Williams on 07816134690 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 5 March:
- Marching to Labour's local government conference, Assemble at 11am, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Southwark, London, SE11.
- Protest at the Tory and Lib Dem conferences in Cardiff. 11am City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff.
March to a Wales TUC rally.
The NSSN was founded in 2007 and has since held three national conferences, each attracting hundreds of rank-and-file trade union activists.
The Network was initiated by the RMT and now also has national support from PCS, CWU, NUM and POA as well as many union branches, trades councils, etc