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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cuts are decimating not transforming local government

This is the headline message within an excellent piece on the impact of the cuts and on families in the north east from Gill Hale UNISON northern region secretary. Hale argues ‘Work is no longer a means out of poverty, but perpetuating its indignity through low pay. Why, in the sixth richest country in the world, should people in work be reduced to going to food banks to put food on their tables?'
     A moot question indeed and one partly answered by the ultra-right wing response from the CBI to outrageous Tory proposals to decimate the rights of those same working poor to fight for better wages and job security. Capitalist self-interest.

Anna Rose