Notts County Council is planning £21m of budget cuts, resulting in hundreds of redundancies and cuts in services to some of the most vulnerable people in the County. Workers and community groups will lobby the Council meeting on Thurs 23 Feb at 1pm outside County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
The lobby is part of a series of actions designed to make the Council re-think its plans to make sweeping cuts to jobs and services.Up for the axe are around 500 jobs and a dramatic reduction to meals at homes for older people, home care and economic regeneration initiatives. Notinghamshire County Council is claiming that the cuts are necessary to meet budgetary pressures, but it masks a wider political agenda to privatise services.
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The council has failed to conduct any serious assessment of the impact these cuts and job losses will have. Services already under pressure will be under further severe strain if the cuts go ahead. To add insult to injury, the Council is trying to impose a massive reduction in redundancy pay to those workers at risk.
UNISON and the TGWU have agreed to ballot their members for strike action to resist the employers' attacks. We are calling on anybody who wants to see a future for public services in Nottinghamshire to join us. More information can be found at the local UNISON web-site, http://www.nottsunison.org.uk