Protest at Leeds City Council cuts – 25 February

LEEDS CITY Council is “at the brink of financial meltdown” as it weathers “near-impossible” cuts to its spending, its leader has warned.

Ordinary people “who are already suffering” will bear the brunt of a £45.4m cut to the council’s annual budget, leader Coun Keith Wakefield said, with a 1.99 per cent council tax rise, an increase in council housing rents of 2.88 per cent, a rise in nursery fees and 450 job losses…

The budget – the key figures

Council tax is to go up by 1.99 per cent.

* Six per cent cut to highways maintenance.

* Council housing rents to rise by 2.88 per cent.

* 450 council jobs to go.

* Nursery fees up by 5.1 per cent.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-council-on-brink-of-meltdown-as-it-weathers-45m-of-cuts-1-7087399#.VNHH-

Join the Leeds TUC lobby of the City Council to protest the cutsWednesday 25 February, 12 noon outside Leeds Civic Hall.   

Vote Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the May elections – no to cuts and privatisation – make the bosses pay!

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  • joeburn111  On February 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I’ll be there today doing short radio interviews for Leeds Beckett University, feel free to approach me!

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