Date Mon 21 June 2010
UNISON News | The public service union | Action against cuts takes to the streets:
From Surrey to Glasgow and points between and beyond, UNISON branches are taking up Friday’s Link to another page on this websitecall at UNISON conference to take action tomorrow in protest at the Tory-Lib Dem coalition’s budget of cuts."
"We need to get our members onto the streets: anything to get the public behind our cause, to let them know they are dealing with people, not statistics," general secretary Dave Prentis said at the conference.
And in a special letter to branches and activists after the conference decision, he wrote: "Today, our conference unanimously agreed a comprehensive plan of action to fight the government's attack on our public services.
"On 22 June, the extent of those attacks will become clearer as George Osborne unveils his emergency budget.
"We need to respond as a matter of urgency and branches are urged to organise some form of local protest on the day."
A key target of tomorrow’s action, said Mr Prentis, will be "winning support in our communities [as] a vital first step. Please make sure your branch plays its part."
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