Swansea Protests on Budget Day

21st March 2012

Today the Tories announced their budget of tax cuts for the rich. In was against this background that the Socialist Party, Swansea Anti-Cuts Campaign and Youth Fight for Jobs members leafleted and petitioned against cuts in the Swansea city centre.

Ten campaigners out during a weekday in Swansea is a fantastic turnout and we had an enthusiastic response. People were completely disgusted by the proposed Remploy closures and the outright greed of the tax-dodging rich. Even with two stalls and five petitions, people had to queue at times!

Today's budget of tax cuts for the richest exposed the lie that we're “all in this together”. We called for a budget that meets the needs of ordinary people. Councils and the Welsh Assembly should refuse to carry out the cuts.

Come to the public meeting tonight!

Swansea Trades Council Public Meeting: Defend Pensions! Save Remploy!

Wednesday, 21st March, 7:30pm @ Railman’s Club, Wind St

Swansea Trades Council has called a public meeting tonight (Wednesday, 21st March) to show support and solidarity to the Remploy workers in their fight to keep open their factories. The meeting will also discuss how to assist public sector trade unionists in defending their pensions.

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