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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2010
Hull park rangers protest
Hull Park rangers protest, photo Hull Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
ON 13 September, about 50 park rangers, members of the GMB union in Hull, marched to the city's BBC buildings. They were protesting against the cuts which would mean halving the park rangers service in Hull, with the loss of over 20 jobs.
The cuts would represent the death knell of the park rangers service in Hull, depicted by the coffin carried on the demonstration. The park rangers are responsible for maintaining security and general well-being in the city's many parks. Hull Youth Fight for Jobs supported the demonstration, and were well received by the park rangers.
Hull Youth Fight for Jobs supporting the Park rangers protest, photo Hull Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
At the rally outside the BBC buildings, Les Dobbs (GMB full-timer) outlined the park rangers' case. Mike Whale (Hull NUT secretary) brought greetings from the wider trade union movement in the city, and got a warm round of applause, when he called for a return to old-fashioned trade union solidarity and a socialist alternative to the Con-Dem cuts.
Alex Humphreys, Hull Socialist Party
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Socialist Party workplace news
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Fight for jobs at GSK
Workplace news in brief
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Hull park rangers protest
How do we vote to stop the cuts?
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Socialism 2010: How can we save the environment?
International socialist news and analysis
All-India general strike: Eyewitness report from Chennai
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Socialist Party review
The Third Man
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