Monthly Archives: March 2011

March to defend Devon Youth Service

This Saturday, 2nd April 10.30am Swimming Pool, just off Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe – pin ‘A’ on this map. There will be a march from the swimming pool, down the High Street, to the McCaf cafe on the seafront.

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Councils are not just there to do the bare legal minimum

A nasty little trend is developing among local councils – when challenged about service and job cuts, they respond by saying that it is not a statutory duty for them to provide that service. A statutory duty is a legal … Continue reading

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Report of latest organising meeting in Barnstaple

After reviewing the events in London and Barnstaple at the weekend (see previous report), the meeting considered the next steps for anti-cuts campaigning. We resolved to contact unions and campaign groups with a view to organising a march and rally … Continue reading

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March for the Alternative

3 coaches set off very early yesterday morning from North Devon, and returned late last night. In between we took part in a 500,000 strong march, that was noisy, colourful, angry and peaceful. Those who went came away inspired by … Continue reading

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Full support to the college lecturers, who went on strike today

Today, lecturers who are members of the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) went on strike, in what is the first national action so far against this Government’s cuts agenda. The official reason for this action is the effective pay cut … Continue reading

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Osborne admits policies are damaging growth while he cuts tax for big business

In a frank admission of failure today, Chancellor George Osborne lowered his own growth estimates, while attempting to put sticking plasters on some of the deep wounds his own policies have created. It was a budget that once again rewarded … Continue reading

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Report of latest anti-cuts meeting

Refreshingly, there were many new faces at this evening’s meeting in Bideford. After introductions, our guest speaker, Tim Prescott from the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) spoke about the dire situation in further education. At Petroc 60 jobs have already … Continue reading

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