Coventry Against The Cuts – Save Our Services – Your Services Under Threat

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Millions of pounds have been cut from local authority budgets, resulting in severe cuts to local services. And now Coventry City Council has announced yet more. Important services will go – services that will affect all children, young people, the elderly and any of us who need support at different times in our lifetime.   None of us can afford to let this happen.

What does this mean to you?

  • Elderly care – slashed!
  • Children’s Centres – shut!
  • Libraries – closed!
  • School Crossing Patrols – sacked!
  • Youth Services and Community Centres – closed!
  • Public Toilets – boarded up!

1000 local people who deliver these services sacked!………. AND MUCH MORE!

We cannot afford to let this happen. Ordinary people of Coventry did not create this crisis – we must join together and refuse to accept these cuts. There is enough wealth in our society to provide housing, education, employment and care for all – it’s just in the wrong hands!

What can YOU do about it?

Join with us in a campaign to STOP these cuts in our City.

  • GET INVOLVED

LOBBY your local Councillor

NO CUTS

CITY WIDE DEMONSTRATION

Saturday 21st February

Assemble at 12 noon

Millennium Square (Coventry Transport Museum)

For more info and to keep in touch:

coventryagainstthecuts@gmail.com

Facebook: Coventry Against the Cuts

Twitter Hashtag #covagainstcuts

Out Now – Union Street News – Coventry Unison Branch Magazine – Get it Here

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Click on the link below to download the pdf of ‘Union Street News’ – articles sent from #Coventry on our services, mental health in the workplace, arms trade, not liking Britain First and more.

Union Street News Issue 11

Coventry Unison urges – ‘Reject Pay Proposal’

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Coventry Unison Branch Executive met on Wednesday last week, to discuss the new proposal that has emerged from the national negotiations.

A national consultation process commenced on Thursday 16th October.  Stewards considered the proposal and decided to recommend that Unison members in Coventry reject the proposals on the basis that:

* The percentage rise on salary for members is well below the Unison claim for a living wage and a flat rate rise of £1 an hour.

* Members will see receive insignificant financial benefits which do not address the 20% loss in the value of their wages since 2010.

* The two year deal will prevent the union from campaigning for fair pay in 2015/16.

* We should be taking co-ordinated action with other unions.

Your stewards also agreed to support a call for a ‘Recall’ of the Local Government Conference so that member representatives can have a full debate about national pay, the implications of the outcome of national negotiations so far and what steps Unison should now take to defend our pay.

All members are strongly urged to take part in the ballot.  The branch will communicate the details of the proposal, and confirm how we will consult members asap.  It is likely this will include emails, meetings and postal shots.

Two meetings have been arranged at:

12.30 and 5pm, Thursday 23rd October, United Reform Church, Warwick Road.  This will be to discuss pay and the ER/VR negotiations.  Please make every effort to attend.

Visit www.unison.org.uk/news/have-your-say-local-government-members-urged or www.coventryunison.co.uk for further information.