Unions Campaign to protect Calderdale services
Friday, 3 December 2010
Calderdale Joint Unions have sent the HebWeb the following item about their petition and campaign to protect council services.
All unions representing Calderdale Council employees have launched a petition as part of their campaign to protect frontline services.
We face the worst attack on public services and public sector employment for 90 years, mounted by the Coalition Government. These are the biggest cuts since those made by the Liberal ? Tory coalition in the early 1920s.
The axe will fall first on workers employed by local authorities. The cuts will not actually reduce the deficit. Because spending reductions will hurt the economy and create unemployment, the tax received by the Government will actually decline as companies pay less tax on falling profits and people out of work stop paying income tax and VAT. This actually means the deficit is likely to get worse.
Calderdale Council is being forced into a position where they have to decide where the cuts will fall. Is Whitehall going to look after the vulnerable of Calderdale?
This is a time for all of us who care about the future to work together, and we need your support to protect the future for our children, our elderly, our disabled and our vulnerable.
We collected 350 signatures during a snowy lunch hour in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 2nd December.
Please sign our online petition and ask your friends and family to add their signature.
Sign the petition
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