Browsing All posts tagged under »Southampton Libraries Cutbacks«

Southampton goes to the polls: Summary and Predictions

May 3, 2011 by


Councillor seats across Southampton are up for grabs this Thursday 5th, with many expecting the local election to deliver a verdict on how the Council is dealing out the cuts dealt out by the coalition government. Seats in all 16 wards are holding elections for councillors alongside the referendum on AV, with a slew of […]

Big protests planned at Southampton City Council’s upcoming budget-setting meeting

February 13, 2011 by


Wednesday the 16th will see an ad-hoc collection of activists and workers converging on Southampton City Council’s annual budget setting meeting to protest many of the decisions the Council is likely to make on the day. The meeting is where the Council decides their budget for the next financial year, and so many of the […]

Union slams City Council cuts as ‘devastating’

November 23, 2010 by


The Southampton branch of the public sector UNISON have released details of the scale of cutbacks Southampton City Council is proposing, slamming them as ‘devastating’ and that “The effects of the cuts proposed will disproportionately hit low paid women workers and carers that rely on these services”. The City’s Youth Service in particular were highlighted, […]

Wednesday 20th October Protests Round-up

October 22, 2010 by


This past Wednesday students, residents and activists protested across Southampton over both the presence of Arms companies at a University careers fair and the Coalition government’s imminent cuts with a well attended demo at the Bargate. On Highfield Campus students from the Amnesty, Socialist and Green Action student groups opposed the presence of arms companies at […]

The Axeman Cometh – Southampton braces itself for the Spending Review

October 18, 2010 by


Campaigners and residents in Southampton are bracing themselves for the results of the ConDem Coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, in which the degree of cuts to public services will be revealed, whilst activists will take to the streets in Southampton as well as in London to protest the cuts. The Coalition government is using this […]

Campaigners intending to use Local Democracy Week to challenge City Council

October 5, 2010 by


Local campaigners are intending on using Southampton City Council’s Local Democracy Week, part of a Europe wide democracy initiative, to challenge the Council over their future plans, from environmental measures to impending cuts. The week will include a “Get involved” evening, on Tuesday 12th October from 5-8pm in Central Library, where there’ll be the opportunity […]

Public Sector Unions to take to the streets over Coalition Cuts

September 26, 2010 by


On Wednesday 29th Public Sector Union members are set to take to the streets to demonstrate against the Coalitions broad cuts in Public Services.  The rally is taking place between 17:00 and 18:00 at the Bargate. Instigated by the Southampton UNISON branch, all the major public sector trade unions in Southampton – UNISON, Unite, GMB, […]