Workers from Sefton Council will be amongst the marchers in Liverpool on Saturday. Thousands of service users and workers from across the North West will be showing their support for public services and highlighting how services are now under tremendous pressure due to unfair cuts. The cuts in Sefton have been nearly twice the national average and ten times more than some affluent areas in the South. Sefton has already cut nearly 1500 jobs from its workforce.
Holly (pictured above) has worked for the Council for over four years as part of the Benefits and Housing Advice team. The team provides support to those going through substance misuse treatment in Sefton. Holly said:
“It’s not fair the way that councils in the North have been hit by such large cuts.”
“This is already having an impact on services in Sefton – advice services, libraries, sure start centres, support for the elderly, day care centres and youth services.”
“People need to know that the Government wants to increase the speed of spending cuts in coming years. This will have a terrible impact on our communities. We don’t want more and more cuts year after year. We need fair funding for public services. That’s why we’ll be marching on Saturday.”
Members of the public and council staff from across the North West will be assembling for the march at Pier Head from 10am. The event concludes with a rally at St George’s Plateau from 11.30am.
For more info: www.unisonnw.org/15MarchLPL