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Posted on 29 August 2013 at 15:46 GMT

Coventry Unison protest

Coventry Unison members protesting against job losses of wardens, 28.8.13

Coventry Unison members protesting against job losses of wardens, 28.8.13   (Click to enlarge)

Stop redundancies of neighbourhood wardens in Coventry

Members of Coventry Unison on 28 August handed in petitions containing hundreds of signatures against Coventry City Council's decision to cut neighbourhood wardens, which will result in nearly 40 jobs being lost.

The wardens provide a vital service to many communities around Coventry and their removal will hit the poorest areas hardest.

This is the latest in a series of cuts being implemented by the Labour council, who are dutifully carrying out the bidding of the Tory central government.

On Tuesday petitions with around 2,000 signatures had been handed in by community activists. The consultation period ends soon - and unions need to discuss the next step.

A Unison member

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 29 August 2013 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

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