Edinburgh TUC Anti-Cuts Newsletter – Feb 2013

Featuring;

  • Cost control contributes to hundreds of deaths in Staffordshire
  • The growth in demand for food banks
  • Council leader Andrew Burns questioned at East Edinburgh public meeting

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SAVE OUR SERVICES – PUBLIC MEETING

7pm Thursday 24th January 2013                                                                                          Arts Complex, 151 London Road, Edinburgh

FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR COUNCIL;

How will the Council manage changes to Housing Benefit?                                                            What’s happening to homecare services?                                                                                        Will the budget put pressure on our services?                                                                                 Pivatisation of Council services was stopped, but what’s happening to your bin service?

SPEAKERS;

Andrew Burns, Leader of the Council                                                                                                Bill Scott, Inclusion Scotland

Meeting organised by Edinburgh East Save Our Services and Greater Leith Against The Cuts.

LOCAL CAMPAIGN GROUPS DENOUNCE “BACK DOOR PRIVATISATION”

Local anti-cuts groups have declared that Edinburgh Council are responsible for the deteriorating service in refuse collection, and the blame should be put firmly on the Councillors and top management, not the binmen and other workers.

The groups denounce the “back door privatisation” of Edinburgh Council services and have demanded a response from Council leader Andrew Burns. North Edinburgh Fights Back and Greater Leith Against the Cuts condemn the large-scale use of agency staff in Street Cleansing and Refuse Collection – and state that the new switch to fortnightly collections appears to be motivated by cost-cutting not environmental concern. Continue reading