Darlington Against Cuts
Darlington Against Cuts is a coalition of trade unionists and community activists co-ordinated by Darlington Trades Union Council.
Darlington Council is embarking upon a massive programme of £22 million cuts that will cripple the Council, cutting from line services, and throw in the region of 1,000 staff out of work. The bulk of these cuts end services to the old, disabled, people with learning disabilities and children. The Local Education Authority function is to be effectively privatised. These cuts will hit the vulnerable, and the redundancies will impact on the local economy leading to business closures and loss of private sector jobs. Throughout the UK over a million people will lose their jobs.
There is no need to close the Civic Theatre and the Arts Centre, or claim victory in keeping them open by privatising them.
Contrary to what you hear in the media there is no need for these cuts. The attacks on the public sector are purely political. This crisis has been caused by the banks, big business, and their political backers. They should pay; not ordinary people. Other polices to get us out of a ‘recession’ include benefit cuts, pay freezes, and VAT increases. With inflation at 4.5 % and the falling pound increasing the cost of food and goods, people are facing big cuts in their standards of living.
- Website: darlingtonagainstcuts.wordpress.com
- Telephone: 0771 588 1901