Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Greece and UK: People Fight against Cuts


The Greeks are on the streets again protesting against cuts to wages and pensions. In Britain trade unions and beneficiary organisations are uniting to fight against the "Bloodbath Budget" which attacks social services, benefits, jobs and pensions, and includes a VAT increase to a whopping 20per cent. Intending to make the poor pay for the capitalist crisis it plans huge job cuts, slashing housing benefits, cancelling youth projects, freezing public sector pay and child benefits, cutting pensions ; at the same time as reducing corporate tax, and miniscule bank levies-bankers pay 2 billion whilst benefits are slashed by 11 billion!
see
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/9863/23-06-2010/budget-day-workers-responses

and
http://brightonhovesocialistparty.blogspot.com/2010/06/brighton-socialists-protest-against.html

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