Public sector union members 'marching for a future that works'
PUBLIC sector workers from North East Lincolnshire will join a national protest against Government cuts on Saturday.
Members of the local branch of Unison will be heading down to London for the March For A Future, which has been organised by the TUC.
An ad van promoting the march has already visited the Grimsby's Riverhead in a bid to garner public support for the protest.
Branch secretary Jean Mason said "We felt it was important to create a spectacle that would get people talking.
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"We want local people to question why there are not the private sector jobs in Grimsby and Cleethorpes that the Coalition Government promised would take up the slack of public sector cuts.
"Our members are facing renewed risk of redundancy at the council because of ever-increasing demands for so-called savings by the Tory Chancellor, George Osborne.
"They are required to take on more duties as staffing levels shrink and while welfare and benefits are being cut the council is expected to pick up the pieces with fewer resources to support these needs.
"It simply cannot go on like this. There needs to be an alternative and it needs implementing now."
Regional organiser Melanie Onn said: "There are an awful lot of people in Grimsby and the surrounding areas who are directly affected by the manner in which the economy is being run.
"If individuals and communities want to show the Government that austerity is not working, they should contact the branch on 01472 325921 and book a place on the bus for Saturday."
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