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‘Wear It Black Day’ against cuts at Redcar & Cleveland 

Location: UK » North East » TS

When: Monday 6 January 2014, 7:00am

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Where: All council workplaces in Redcar & Cleveland, Redcar & Cleveland TS10 1RT (the main council office address)

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The Redcar & Cleveland branch of trade union UNISON is inviting all colleagues, residents and service users to take part in a ‘Wear It Black
Day’ on Monday 6 January 2014.

On that day, many of our fellow workers at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will be issued final notices of redundancy as a result of the funding cuts being imposed by the government.

UNISON branch secretary Andrew Tickle said: “The cuts imposed by the Tory-Lib Dem government represent yet another nail in the coffin of public services. The 150 job losses will have a devastating impact on the lives of hardworking council staff, their families and the communities in which they live. As a display of solidarity and to mark this grim occasion, we’re inviting everyone who cares about local services to wear black on 6 January.

We hope that councillors and managers will also show their solidarity on the day by supporting this dignified protest.”

Please support our ‘Wear It Black’ protest in any way you can - eg, black tie, shirt, blouse, shoes, trousers, skirt, shades, etc.

If you have to wear a uniform as part of your job, please be mindful to ensure that any black attire fits in with the uniform policy. But don’t worry: UNISON stewards will have supplies of black ribbons to hand out.

You don’t have to be a UNISON member to take part. This affects us all - everyone who lives in, works in or visits the borough uses council services.

If you’re on Facebook, please invite your friends to the event page at
http://www.facebook.com/events/221107824736928 and help spread the word.

Messages of solidarity will be gratefully received.

Show your solidarity. Wear it black. Monday 6 January.

#WearItBlack #Redcar

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