Unions unite in demonstration against Austerity

25 Jan 2013

Hundreds of people are expected to join a rally on Saturday 2nd February 2013 to protest at government cuts to public services and jobs. ‘Northern Towns Against Cuts’ will be marching from Halifax Town Hall to the Piece Hall where they will gather to listen to a range of speakers, including Halifax MP Linda Riordan, a speaker from Remploy and a parent opposed to cuts in Children’s Centres.  The rally aims to send a clear message to the government and to councils that public sector cuts are devastating Northern Towns.

The group initially formed by the Calderdale branch of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and GMB two years ago, formed an alliance with Calderdale branches of UNISON UNITE PCS ATL AEP CYWU NAHT NASUWT ASPECT UCU and staged a successful protest in Halifax in February 2011, drawing people from Northern towns including Bradford, Wakefield, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Halifax, Wigan and Sheffield.  But savage Government cuts in Northern Towns have seen the trade union group grow to include Prospect and Voice.

Saturday 2nd February 2013
10.15am Assemble Halifax Town Hall car park HX1 1UG
10.30am March commences Halifax Town Hall
11.00am Rally Halifax Piece Hall HX1 1RE