‘Keep Lancashire Working’ Plea to Councillors Ahead of Budget-setting meeting

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Lancashire UNISON are lobbying the Council meeting on Thursday 20th February from 12 noon at County Hall, Pitt Street, Preston.  It would be great if other branches can support the lobby.

 County Councillors will be meeting to set a budget which could see vital services slashed and the staff who provide those services made redundant.

 The Government has already taken £220million from Lancashire’s services.  Now it wants to take another £300million. Amongst the services that could be affected are libraries, sure start centres, support for the elderly, day care centres and school crossing patrols.   

Pat Grant, Regional Organiser for UNISON North West said:

“We’re asking everyone to help us ‘Keep Lancashire Working’. This isn’t just a campaign about jobs.  It’s about the services relied on by the most vulnerable members of our community. “

“The Government’s cuts are unfair and are hitting Lancashire hard.  We want to work with the Council to make the case for more funding for Lancashire.”

“The Council must not rush into irreversible cuts.  The County has already seen huge cuts in funding and we need a pause to allow structural adjustments to be made in a planned way  We need proper consultation with the unions and the public to minimise the damage done to Lancashire by these reckless Government cuts.”   



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