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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 May 2008

Greenwich - save our centres

CAMPAIGNERS IN Greenwich are fighting to save community centres and halls. Greenwich council wants to hand over management of halls and centres to a community management board.

The council is making millions of pounds worth of cuts and wants service users to make the cuts instead of the council! Staff at the centres also face an uncertain future.

Socialist Party members are calling on those using the centres to boycott the council's invitation to go on the board and instead to demand the service stays in-house.

Greenwich Unison branch has arranged a meeting to form a campaign committee to unite the community centre's users. This campaign can be won.

At the packed council-organised consultation meeting, Socialist Party members proposed the matter be put to the vote and got nearly everybody's backing, but senior council officers and the councillor present refused, saying a decision had already been made.

Even if councillors have made a decision, we can fight and get decisions changed, as Greenwich Unison has already proved.

Save our centres meeting, Wednesday 4 June 7pm

Council chamber, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18

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In The Socialist 28 May 2008:

Build A New Workers' Party

Crewe and Nantwich 'no-win' by-election: Why New Labour lost

I told my union: "We need a new workers' party"

Westminster parties are remote from life

Campaign for a new workers' party: conference 2008

MPs' expensive expenses


Socialist Party campaigns

Tax the rich not the poor!

Exeter bomb explosion: Workers' unity needed against terrorism, war and deprivation

Johnson's Prince of Darkness

Them & Us

Greenwich - save our centres


Socialist Party women

Women welcome abortion rights victory: Now fight to extend rights


Youth and crime

Home secretary: "Tough on crime"...but not the causes

'Youth justice': repressive measures do not work


Socialist Party feature

'Counter-terrorism' legislation threatens our democratic rights


International socialist analysis

South Africa: Attacks on refugees and migrants reveal capitalism's barbaric underbelly


Socialist Party review

The Wire - Reviewed by Michael Wrack


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS conference: More battles ahead on pay and jobs

Usdaw general secretary election: Members want democratic debate

Industrial news in brief


 

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