Anti-cuts campaigners support striking unions

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Neighbourhoods: nottingham
Published by group: GroupNotts Save Our Services

Anti-cuts group Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) will be supporting union members striking in defence of their pensions on June 30th.

On June 30th anything up to 750,000 members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), National Union of Teachers (NUT), Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and University and Colleges Union (UCU) will take part in coordinated strike action.

In Nottingham, strikers will meet up at the Forest Recreation Ground at 11am and march down Mansfield Road for a carnival event at Trinity Square. Later there will be a further meeting and debate in the Albert Hall.

Campaigners from Notts SOS will be visiting pickets in the morning and taking an active part in marches and rallies.

Claire Taylor from Notts SOS said, "Workers already facing job cuts, pay freezes and attacks on their terms and conditions are now seeing their pensions slashed. They are angry and with good reason."

Rosemary Muge from the campaign said, "The government expect ordinary people to pay for a crisis caused by the banks. The government are slashing jobs and pensions at the same time that bankers bailed out by the taxpayer are receiving obscene bonuses."

Notes for editors

Notts SOS was launched on 29th September 2010. They oppose cuts to services, job losses and cuts in benefits and aim to support workers organisations, service users, community groups in fighting cuts in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. They hope to inspire confidence to think, meet and act. And to be inspired.



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