Sunday, 21 November 2010

Strong support at public meeting

MORE than 80 people turned out for the launch meeting of the Exeter Anti-Cuts Alliance at the city's Central Library.
Organisers said it was one of the largest launch meetings of the alliance in the country with many representatives from various community groups who will be hit by the spending cuts.
Among those speaking were Phil Chadwick of the CWU, Phil Bialyk of the RMT, Mark McSheehy who chaired the meeting, Mark Baker of the PCS and Rob Edwards of Youth Fight for Jobs.
Andrew Duncan, for the Alliance in Exeter, said speakers all stressed the need to organise resistance against the Tory cuts, which, they agreed were not necessary.
He said: "We have just seen again today an example: the failure of the ROK construction company here in Exeter, due to public sector contract cutbacks, with the losses of private sector jobs for employees and sub-contractors.

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