While the Government coalition of Tories and Lib Dems will be attempting to roll back the years with massive cuts in public services, Salford now has TUSC, its own coalition of trade unionists, community campaigners, socialists and anybody else who wants to stand up to cuts in services and jobs.
While the Government attempts to make ordinary people pay for an economic crisis created by greedy bankers and their bonuses, Salford, as an already disadvantaged city, will be hit hard.
"We know that this budget will mean massive cuts in public services and we don't feel people in Salford should have to suffer the consequences of a recession we did not create" says Steven North, acting secretary of TUSC.
"We want to send a clear message to Salford's Labour Council that not only should it oppose these cuts publicly, it should also campaign against them and work with others who a re doing the same" he adds "The correct first step would be for John Merry to come out and declare that the Council will not set a cuts budget and will instead set a needs budget and fight for the investment that Salford needs."
Demonstration Against The Cuts
Tuesday 22nd June 4:45pm
Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
Further details: Steven North email@example.com
There is also going to be a Public Meeting on Thursday July 1st 7:30pm Pendleton Bowling Club, Eccles Old Road to discuss the campaign.
* The graphic is an extract from the book Freaky Dancin' by Bez from Happy Mondays. It's about growing up in Salford under the last Tory government.