Another local group has formed to fight cuts happening in their area. Stockland Green joins other local groups around the city to organise in their community.
On Wednesday 15th June, they will hold a public meeting, at the Baptist Church, George Road, near Marsh Hill, Erdington.
The meeting begins at 7pm, and is being jointly held with the NUT.
Doug Morgan from Birmingham NUT will talk about schools and the pensions changes and strike. All teachers and residents welcomed to participate in the discussion following the address by Doug.The Con-Dems attacks on ordinary people’s living standards are meeting increasing resistance from organisations like ours, and, importantly, trade unions.
On 30th June teachers, job centre workser, civil servants, lecturers and benefits advisors in the NUT, ATL, UCU and PCS unions are set to defend pensions and public services.
Both issues should be important to us all.
Firstly, pensions. Already pensions are being cut as the Government lowers the inflation increases by moving from the Retail Price Index (RPI) to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Worsening public sector pensions will make it easier to cut private sector workers pensions. Therfore we call on everyone to support the teacher’s strike to defend their own pensions – their fight is ours.
Secondly, public services. We see the Tories wanting to cut and privatise all of the services that we hold dear. In education, the axing of the schools replacement proramme means many working class children will continue to learn in conditions not fit for the job. The attempt to privatise our schools through Academies and free schools will also remove education from local authority and democratic control. On top of this the removal of EMA, cutting courses and increasing tuition fees will price many children out of college and university.
500,000 people protested against cut sin London in March. Now the unions are organising against the Con Dem plans. SGAC supports the actions and will be holding this meeting on 15th June at 7pm, at the Baptist Chruch, George Road, Erdington. Please go along and be part of fighting back against Con Dem plans.
For details contact Ron Dorman on 0121 373 6846