Thursday, 30 July 2009

£40m cuts at Notts County Council

Last week we reported potential jobs cuts in schools in Leicester and now we have the even more worrying news of the Leader of Notts County Council saying that she wants to cut £40m from the budget. This is an alarming amount – double the amount that neighbouring Nottingham City Council have cut from their budget this year.

If these cuts go through there is no doubt there will be an impact on front line services. The local Nottinghamshire County UNISON branch will be campaigning against these cuts and if you want to assist contact the branch office on 0115 981 0405 or you can e-mail them on:

And their website is here.

If like UNISON, you are worried about these proposals and you are a resident of Nottinghamshire you should write to your County Councillor and Kay Cutts, the Leader of the Council to say why you are opposed to these cuts. You can find details of who your County Councillor is here.

There is more information on this story on the Nottingham Evening Post website here.

And finally if you work in local government and you are not a UNISON member, you need to join now, Leicester and Nottinghamshire are not the only councils who will be hit by cuts. The more people in the union, the stronger the voice we will have in fighting any cuts.

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