Saturday, July 10, 2010

Anti-Cuts Lobby at Lewisham Town Hall

There's a demonstration outside a Lewisham Council meeting next Wednesday 14th July at 5:15 pm (at the Town Hall in Catford), called by Lewisham National Union of Teachers and others opposed to plan cuts in Council jobs and services. Libraries, Children's Services and Adult Social Care are amongst the areas identified for cuts - further details on the leaflet below (click to enlarge).

Of course it is true that Lewisham is being compelled to make cuts by big reductions in the funding it receives from national government. But that doesn't mean that cuts are inevitable. It is a choice that that the ConDem government is making cuts in this way, just as ultimately it is wider political choice by governments across the world to allow 'the market' to determine that people's wages, pensions and living conditions should be cut to pay for a crisis not of their making. And ultimately governments could be forced to make different choices if they meet enough resistance.

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