Sunday, 7 February 2010

Notts County Council - the campaign steps up a gear

The consultation process about the £33m of savage cuts (well actually it is now £28.7m) being proposed by Tory-run Notts County Council may now be over, but the campaign has not stopped.

With help from the regional office, the branch have now taken out adverts using a photo of Bert (a real service user affected by the cuts). Pictured in this blog post is the ad that will be appearing on over 20 bus shelters in prominent positions in Gedling, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe and West Bridgford. You can click on the picture to see a bigger version.

On top of this half page newspaper ads have been taken out in the Nottingham Evening Post, the Newark Advertiser, Eastwood Advertiser and Retford Times.

UNISON have also produced leaflets (which you can download here) for the people of Nottinghamshire explaining how these cuts mean massive increases in service user charges for Bert, and countless others like him.

The leaflets (and ads) explain how UNISON have identified over £20m of "easy money" that could easily be used to offset these unjust and savage cuts. Over 5,000 leaflets have been printed and distributed in the past few days. And we will be getting more of them out into the community over the next two weeks.

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