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Right wing councillors in Islwyn fight to impose cuts

A battle is raging inside and outside the Labour Party in Caerphilly county borough (mainly covering Islwyn and Caerphilly constituencies) against the cuts that the Labour-run council is inflicting on public services in the borough. In particular there has been outrage that the meals on wheels service is being effectively abolished while another quarter of a million pounds is being ...

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Unison branch calls for no-cuts budget

Unison has appealed to councillors on Carmarthenshire Council to step back from implementing cuts but instead to campaign for a no-cuts budget. The letter opens with the heading “No Merry Christmas for members whose jobs are under threat – No Happy New Year for the public whose services will be devastated. Set a legal no cuts budget, defend jobs, services ...

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Caerphilly council spends another £240,000 in chief executive scandal – while planning to cut Meals On Wheels

Caerphilly borough council agreed at its meeting on Thursday to set aside even more money to settle the employment of its ex-chief executive including £108,000 in wages to the disgraced boss – even as it plans to cut its Meals On Wheels service to some of its most vulnerable residents saving £160,000. A lively protest by anti-cuts campaigners dressed in ...

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Swansea – Early morning cabinet meeting nods through £24 million cuts

By Alec Thraves, Swansea Socialist Party If you want to sneak through £24 million of council cuts next year, call a Cabinet meeting at 10.00 in the morning when most residents are at work, waffle through the ten minutes allowed for public questions and then vote unanimously for the council officers’ latest round of brutal cuts! Within twenty minutes Swansea ...

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Socialist Party demands: Swansea Labour council must fight the cuts!

By Alec Thraves Swansea’s Labour controlled council have passed a £28 million cuts budget for 2018/19 as well as voting through projected cuts of a further £70 million over the next three years. During the 10 minute session allowed for public questions Socialist Party members highlighted that these medium term financial plans included some departments having their budgets cut by ...

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Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

By Sasha O’Neil, Caerphilly Socialist Party Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre. Their victory shows that if you fight the cuts you can win. This is the second successful blow against the cuts in the Blackwood area. Two years ago, in a hard-fought campaign, the same campaigners stopped the ...

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Swansea teachers and parents support socialist no education cuts demand

Swansea Socialist Party members had an enthusiastic response when we took part in a 200-strong meeting in Gowerton to oppose education cuts. The meeting at Gowerton Comprehensive on Thursday night was organised by the National Association of Head Teachers to campaign for fair funding for education in Wales. The Socialist Party leaflet calling on Swansea Labour Council to fight against ...

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Swansea Labour cabinet approves £22m cuts

By Alec Thraves Swansea Socialist Party represented what the council leader called the ‘unofficial opposition’ in challenging another £22m cuts proposal for the 2018/19 budget at the council’s cabinet meeting last week. With no opposition councillors or trade union representatives present at the cabinet meeting it fell yet again on our shoulders to highlight the fact that there has already ...

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