Browsing All posts tagged under »Local Government Cuts«

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

December 1, 2011 by


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 […]

Southampton Marches Against Cuts (and campaign to save Bitterne Walk-in Centre)

February 9, 2011 by


Saturday 5th Feb 2011 Southampton saw a mixture of Trade unionists, community campaigners, students and socialists march into the city centre to protest against  business and Government cuts – both local and national – which they say will have a detrimental effect on essential services, pay levels and jobs in Southampton. Shoppers and passers-by stopped […]

Southampton amongst the cities taking the brunt of cuts

December 19, 2010 by


Southampton is amongst the cities which will take the brunt of the government’s cuts to local councils, despite being  poorer than many other areas which are getting off with less or even no cuts. Local MP Alan Whitehead (who has been quite busy recently in local politics, see here for more recent shenanigans) has claimed […]