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Trade union call in fighting cuts
9:03am Monday 1st October 2012 in News
MEMBERS of a York trade union have issued a rallying cry for support ahead of a huge national anti-cuts protest.
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in London on October 20 for a mass demonstration, organised by the TUC, against Government funding reductions and privatisation.
The York branch of UNISON said floods which caused chaos in the city last week are more evidence of the dangers posed by cuts, as the Environment Agency is affected by the spending straitjacket and the union fears it will have less money for future flood defences.
Branch secretary Heather McKenzie said: “There have been huge spending cuts for several years, leaving councils like York struggling to balance budgets while trying to protect frontline services to the most vulnerable. We are expecting news of more Government cuts this autumn and we will be marching with other unions and members of the public who want to tell this Government that enough is enough.”