Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Punish the bankers, NOT the workers!

Teri Cregan
SIPTU Organiser

On Wednesday 29th September, the trade unions and hundreds of their members assembled at Belfast City Hall, joining in solidarity with public service workers, making a clear stand against Sammy Wilson's proposed government cuts of £2 billion, which if implemented would see the loss of up to 40,000 jobs.

The rally was only the kick start of a campaign that will quickly pick up steam and ensure that these potentially devastating cuts are resisted and stopped in their tracks.

A number of political parties and community voluntary groups from all sides of the community joined with the Trade Unions, demonstrating the cross section and wide ranging opposition to the 'Millionaire Cabinet's' Tory cuts.

One of the next big steps in the campaign will be a mass mobilisation again at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 23rd October at .
Make a stand against ideologically influenced cuts which punish the poorest in our society while the bankers continue to pay themselves unbelievable bonuses aided by tax payer’s money.

If we stay silent, the government will think its ok to implement the cuts, we can make a change by letting our voices be heard. Be there so that the government can hear you.

SIPTU will be mobilising all of our members and we would encourage you to join with us and the trade union movement, our message on the day will be very clear, 'Punish the bankers, NOT the workers - Stop the Cuts!'

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