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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 January 2010
No to County Council cuts in Warwickshire!
A proposed council tax rise of 2.5 per cent, combined with job losses and cuts to frontline services were announced on 6 January by Warwickshire County Council. This was the first draft of next year's budget, the final draft is expected in February.
Kyly Wilson, Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Fight for Jobs
Details of the proposed job losses have not been published, though the fire service is expected to be hit hard.
Service cuts include scrapping subsidised bus fares for post-16 college students.
Support for children leaving care would also be either cut or stopped, along with cutting all funds for the schools music service.
When young people are struggling to find employment, making it harder for them to access education will result in yet higher unemployment.
Business leaders are bemoaning the lack of skills amongst young people, so the government needs to be improving education, rather than making young people pay for the crisis in public funding.
Trade unionists, young people and the local community need to come together to fight the county council cuts.
Coventry Socialist Party and Youth Fight for Jobs will be working to make this happen.
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In The Socialist 13 January 2010:
Decent jobs - not slave labour
Protest against bankers' bonuses
Leeds City Council Future Jobs Fund is no solution
Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition
Launch of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Socialist Party news and analysis
Labour's leadership crisis - time for a new workers' party
Global warming chills the north
The real cost this winter
Iceland debt crisis: Make the 'dirt bags' pay!
No to County Council cuts in Warwickshire!
Corruption scandal grips Northern Ireland
Socialist Party workplace news
Fujitsu workers say: "Enough is enough"
Signallers' strike spreads
Buses - privatisation means worse services
Teesside fight to save jobs
Twinings jobs meeting
Hospital workers battle on
Unison witch-hunt: Shock exposures at Employment Tribunal
Call centres: Union campaign makes important gains
Socialist Party international feature
Greece - on the edge of a volcano
International socialist news and analysis
Sri Lanka presidential elections: No to the two warmongers!
Israel: Instability, class polarisation and socialism
Chile - Freedom for Elena Varela
Hard chimes for Pompey
The Socialist 13 January 2010 |
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