PRESS RELEASE – UNISON criticises the Conservatives in Coventry

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UNISON is concerned at the comments made by the Conservatives about Council cuts in the city, notably on the future of Libraries. Whilst UNISON has been campaigning to keep Libraries, it is rather rich of the Conservatives to complain about their closure.

When we consider that £850 billion has been spent on bailing out the banks in the UK and Local Authorities such as Coventry have had spending cuts of more than 40% imposed by the Conservative government, you wonder what on earth is going on. More than a thousand workers have lost their jobs and more are to come. The Conservatives can’t have it both ways. It would be more helpful if there was a campaign to put local government at the heart of renewing our economy, as we did after the Second World War, and not see it as a burden on society. Cuts in services are affecting everyone, and particularly the poorest. This coalition Government is destroying the very fabric of society not rebuilding it.

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Contact: Richard Harty 07941 344294, richard.harty@unisoncoventry.co.uk

Contact Coventry Unison via 308, Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry, or visit on the web via www.coventryunison.co.uk, or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/coventry.unison. Follow @coventryunison on twitter.

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