Labour councillors approve £15 million of cuts

Labour councillors approve £15 million of cuts

Dave Nellist presents petition calling on Council to fight the cuts

Dave Nellist presents petition calling on Council to fight the cuts

Labour controlled Coventry City Council this afternoon voted through a budget that will see £15 million of Tory cuts passed on to the people of Coventry, meaning vital services and jobs will be lost. Rather than put up a fight against cuts from Tory central government, the Labour Council have surrendered without a fight despite calls from local unions to do otherwise.

Dave Nellist of the Socialist Party and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition presented a 1,500 strong petition earlier in the day which was rejected by the Council – see this piece in the Coventry Telegraph for report.

In the coming days we will be doing a more detailed report.

Socialists joined a protest lobby of the Council meeting and will be hosting an election launch rally details as follows –

Wednesday 25th February

7.30pm Methodist Hall, Coventry City Centre,  Cv1 2HA

TUSC supporters

TUSC supporters

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