YOUR CITY - YOUR SERVICES! SUPPORT US ON THE 29th SEPTEMBER
On 20th October 2010 a disaster will hit this Country and our City, as the ConDem Coalition announces its ‘grant settlement’ for the public, voluntary and private sectors.
In Brighton and Hove, the Council budget will be cut by £15 million each year for 3 years - and this does not include the NHS, Universities, Police, Colleges and much more.
The ‘knock-on’ effect on the local economy – shops, employment, building industry, etc – will be devastating, as, literally thousands of jobs are lost. Many of your services will be destroyed or severely reduced. Ordinary working people will lose their homes and become dependent on state benefits.
BUT, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
The richest 10% of people in this Country are worth £4,000 Billion – a one-off 10% tax on their wealth would pay off the national deficit many times over – the richest would hardly even notice!
If, as David Cameron and George Osborne constantly say “we are all in this together”, then the rich should pay more – after all, it was the Bankers and speculators who caused the crisis that we are now expected to pay for.
THIS IS THE TIME TO FIGHT!
All of us are users of public services - the NHS, Fire Brigade, schools, day centres, libraries, waste collection and much more. All of these are under threat – nothing is safe.
“We will protect front-line services” (David Cameron/Nick Clegg). UNTRUE – the Connexions Service in the City is under threat of closure as we speak.
We are fighting for these services, for jobs, for the elderly, the young, disabled, vulnerable and the very basic standard of living that we have. These are your services. Like us, you are Council/Income Tax payers; you and us want the best for our money.
Join our campaign. Tell your MP/Councillor/Media, that you reject these cuts. That you value your services. That you did not vote for the destruction of the public sector.
Join us at 4pm, on Wednesday 29th September, outside Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, to march to Brighton Town Hall (off East Street, Brighton).
This is the European Day of Action, when all across the Continent; ordinary people will say “NO”!
This is your opportunity to say to the Prime Minister and his Government
“WE WILL HAVE THE BIG SOCIETY, BUT ITS OUR BIG SOCIETY, NOT YOURS!!!”
Produced by Brighton and Hove UNISON