Trade unionists to descend on Ipswich

TRADE unionists in Ipswich will be holding one of the biggest meetings of unions in the town for many years next month.A public meeting has been arranged by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Ipswich Trades Council at the Corn Exchange on Wednesday, October 3, at 6pm.

TRADE unionists in Ipswich will be holding one of the biggest meetings of unions in the town for many years next month.

A public meeting has been arranged by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Ipswich Trades Council at the Corn Exchange on Wednesday, October 3, at 6pm.

The speakers will include Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS, Graham White, assistant divisional secretary of the Suffolk NUT and speakers from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the Communications Workers Union (CWU).

The general public is also invited to the meeting where public sector pay, job cuts and privatisation will be discussed.


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Harvey Crane, from the PCS, said: “People in Ipswich who work in the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and elsewhere are facing redundancies.

“This is at a time when the service to the public is becoming worse and worse. We believe this government needs to re-think its priorities when it is clear that society is becoming more and more unequal.

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“Good education, good healthcare and good public services have in the past made Britain the envy of the world. We are now like some banana republic.

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