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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
Riverside House, Creton Street, Woolwich, SE18 6BU
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In The Socialist 9 February 2011:
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John Macreadie memorial
TV Review: Posh and Posher Why Public School Boys Run Britain
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Socialist Party youth and students
Young people march for a future
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Police attack 'save EMA' protest in Leeds
Socialist Party workplace news
Justice for Unison Four
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Building action against cuts
Defending jobs at Leeds council
Ford challenged in legal bid: Pay the Visteon pensioners now!
Arriva Trains Wales - strike called off
Defend democracy in the CWU
Keep the post public demo
Discussing an electoral challenge to service cutters
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
'In reality, Britain is facing a savage economic ice age'
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