‘How the cuts will hurt you – and how to fight them’

Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance are hosting a public meeting on the 28th April about the effect the cuts in Cornwall will have on our communities. As the name implies, the event will also aim at building the campaign in Cornwall against these cuts. We’ve seen in recent months news of hundreds of job losses at Treliske, the near closure of the youth centre in Mullion, around 700 jobs to be lost at Cornwall Council and dozens of other cases of ordinary people being made to pay for a crisis they didn’t cause.

Several local trade union leaders will be speaking, as well as local students. That includes myself (no, I’m not asking you to come because of that!); Lynsey Smith from Tremough Campus will be talking about the cuts to Higher Education, and I’ll be talking about  cuts to Further Education nationally. The meeting is the first of its sort in Cornwall (aside from the recent Academy debate in Falmouth) so should be an interesting start to the campaign. Perhaps there is even that demonstration in the pipe-line.

Please let your colleagues, comrades, student mates, councillors, friends and family know about this. It’s not one to miss. If you’re oppose to the cuts, this is a good chance to hear some prominent voices in the local anti-cuts movement and get involved in building it yourself.

It will take place at the Hall for Cornwall (Assembly Rooms), on Thursday 28th April at 7.30pm.

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I should be putting up a Facebook link for it soon. In the meantime, the details are below (from the Cornwall Anti-Cuts website) –

The meeting is being sponsored by the Cornwall branches of the CWU, NUT and PCS. The theme of the meeting is “HOW THE CUTS WILL HURT YOU AND HOW TO FIGHT THEM”, and speakers from the platform to date are: representatives from the Communication Workers Union, the National Union of Teachers (CORNWALL AND ISLES OF SCILLY BRANCH) ,the PCS UNION, GMB, as well as lecturers from around Cornwall. Other speakers will represent students from Truro College and Exeter University (Tremough Campus). There will also be a speaker from Save Our NHS (Cornwall).

Cornwall ACA will happily welcome other organisations opposed to the cuts to join in. Contact Secretary Chris Gibson for more information on 01872 560 483, or c.mccarther@sky.com

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