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Sheffield Protests Against the Cuts

IMC Sheffield | 19.10.2010 12:45 | Public sector cuts | Sheffield

On Saturday 23rd October 2010 the Yorkshire and Humber TUC held a regional protest against the cuts outside Sheffield Town Hall. The protest was joined by a march from Sheffield University.

On Wednesday 20th October, there was a protest outside the Town Hall organised by UNISON, the day the Con/Dem government announced "spending cuts of 25 percent and more across most departments" which target people on welfare, rather than the rich. Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT, described these cuts as "the most brutal assault on public services, jobs and living standards since the 1930's and show that the ConDem government are prepared to force working people to carry the can for an economic crisis cooked up in the boardrooms and on the trading floors. This is all-out class war with its roots firmly planted in the playing fields of Eton."

Links: Rally photos and audio | March photos

The Yorkshire and Humber TUC Expenditure Cuts Protest was rumored to be addressed by Brendan Barber and Ed Milliband, but they didn't show up.

The Right to Work campaign, which was set up by the Socialist Workers Party, organised the feeder march from Sheffield University.

At the start of September there was a Sheffield Trades Council protest against Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem MP for Sheffield Hallam also outside the Town Hall.

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Display the following 8 comments

  1. who is the rally for? — hardtimes
  2. This is all-out class war — Bob Crow
  3. Several articles about the cuts — Morning Star
  4. Labour still pretending to be a friend of the underclasses: — a little bird told me.....
  5. parties — antifa
  6. But — Stewart Grey
  7. Pre-meeting nfo from the TUC — Fwd
  8. Libertarian Tough Love — a little bird told me.....