Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Revolting Edinburgh

UNISON Council workers are on strike tomorow - new administration are making £10 million worth of cuts due to the last administration spending all the city's reserves so we are going on strike tomorrow in protest. But the city seems to be going daft protesting as the councillors have announced that there will be 22 school and nursery closures. Closures of community centres, cut backs to older people and disabled people, life and limb cover only in the home help service. All in all they are totally sledge hammering services with NO or little consultation.

However I am cynical enough to believe that they have bloated the amount of closures and cut backs in order to have some token sucesses in all the campaigns. 16 closures instead of 22, which would make the council look lenient.

We need to stand together - not seperate.

I'll let you know how we get on tomorrow.

Up the workers!

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