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Unions & campaigners to rally outisde Council as Southampton’s budget is set

February 15, 2012 by

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Union members and anti-cuts campaigners are to rally outside the Civic Centre later today as Southampton’s councillors meet to debate and set the budget for the coming year. It is expected that many of the austerity measures proposed and discussed in the past year will be rubber stamped, which campaigners say will ensure further job […]

Solent on strike: walk-out round-up and the government’s Autumn Statement

December 1, 2011 by

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Thousands of public sector workers went on strike yesterday in what Unions say was the biggest collective day of action since the Winter of Discontent or even the 1926 General Strike. Over 2’000 are reported to have marched on Southampton’s Guildhall with hundreds also rallying in rainy Newport, Portsmouth and Winchester as a predicted 15’000 […]

Minister says there’s “no excuse” for cuts to social care like Southampton Council’s

November 1, 2011 by

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The Minister for Care Services has criticised local authorities such as Southampton for cutting social care using the excuse of central government cuts despite extra money has been made available for social care. In a statement from local MPs Alan Whitehead and John Denham Southampton City Council has been slammed for planning to cut almost […]

June 21st Protests Report

June 22, 2010 by

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Well-attended Rallies erupted across Southampton yesterday, as Union members showed their anger at impending cutbacks across the Cities Libraries, Universities and College. Around 150 people, including the vast majority of the City’s Librarians, attended a Rally outside Central Library at the Civic Centre, where a couple of Unison members spoke about the Coalition Government’s upcoming […]

Monday Afternoon of Discontent: Unions to take to the streets this Monday over Library and University Cuts

June 19, 2010 by

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Southampton will see Public Sector Union members and campaigners taking to the streets this coming Monday 21st over proposed cuts in both the Cities Libraries and the University of Southampton.  The upsurge in Industrial unrest comes as cuts in Public Services from Central and Local Government approach and their proposed severity increases. Southampton’s Libraries have […]

Election Time in Southampton

May 5, 2010 by

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The UK will hold one of its most hotly contested General Elections ever tomorrow, with parts of Southampton potentially crucial in tipping the balance between the parties.  In this article, the Dolphin’s Blowhole will give you a run-down on some of the candidates for our city, and issues surrounding this election. Southampton North and Romsey […]