Saturday 13th February is set to be a big day in the protest against the latest round of savage cuts at the County Council. As full Council meet the following Tuesday to endorse the cuts, now in excess of £43 million and set to rise even higher, The Cambridge People's Assembly have organsised a protest in the City. It will start at 1200 with a rally in the Market Square, a list of speakers will be announced shortly, so check back for more details.
Neil Kirkham, Secretary of the CPA has put the following announcement out: Social care and other County Council services in Cambridgeshire face the worst
austerity cuts yet in the coming year. They're some of the sharpest, and the
very deepest: after five years of Conservative-led austerity, only the most
essential services still survive to be cut again. The County Council will meet
to pass the cuts on Tuesday 16 February.Now local trade unions, parties, and community groups will join the Cambridge People's Assembly on Saturday 13 February to protest the cuts. We'll rally in
front of the Guildhall in Market Square at 12 midday to hear a series of short
speeches, then march to rally once more at the County Council's offices at
Cambridgeshire County Branch would ask all trade union members to attend, lending their support to deliver a clear message to our Conservative and UKIP Councillors who, are the only two groups currently backing the planned budget. That austerity is not working and has to stop now.
UNISON Cambridgeshire County Branch are planning their usual protest on the morning of the full Council meeting. A good crowd will continue to deliver the message that the public sector should not be shouldering the burden for a private sector crash. We intend to have a presence from 0800 until 0930, to meet and greet the County Councillors as they go into the budget setting meeting. Why not join us at both events?
In Solidaity Rob Turner Branch Secretary