Lobby the Labour Group Against Attacks on Pay and Services
The public sector trade unions – Salford City UNISON, GMB and UNITE the union – have called a Lobby of Salford Council's Labour Group this Monday at 5pm.
Council staff - facing `accept or you're sacked' pay cuts of £15million over the next five years - have asked all their members to attend, plus people from the community facing cuts to public services, to show Labour Councillors, meeting inside the Civic Centre, the unpopularity of their decisions which will cause hardship to many people in the city.
"Union members have shown that – if necessary – they would be willing to take industrial action over to prevent their wages being cut, but we want to avoid that if at all possible and that is why we are looking at other methods of making the Council see sense" state the unions
"Please join us on Monday from 5pm outside the Civic where we will put our case to Labour Councillors meeting inside" they add "They have the authority to over-turn this decision and to get these proposals taken off the table. The more people we have there, the stronger the message will be!"
Lobby The Labour Group
Monday 15th October, 5pm-6:30pm, Salford Civic Centre
For the full background see previous Salford Star articles…
Salford Council Imposes Wage Cuts on Staff – click here
Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, In Incredible Insensitive Statement Shock – click here