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Northern Public
Services Alliance

United to Protect Public Services

Date Venue

20th July Newcastle – Unison Office, 140-150 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6TH

26th July North Tyneside – Wallsend People’s Centre, 10 Frank Street, Wallsend, NE28 6RN

27th July South Tyneside – South Tyneside College, Conference Room 3, St George’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET

28th July Durham – Shakespeare Hall, North Road, Durham, DH1 4SQ

29th July Northumberland – Methodist Church Hall,Howard Terrace, Morpeth, NE61 1HU

29th July Teesside – St Mary’s Centre, 90Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RW
4th August Sunderland – Civic Centre, Committee Room 2, Sunderland, SR2 7AY

All meetings take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

There will be further details in relation to the launch of a Cumbria Public Services Alliance in the near future.

The Northern PSA aims to bring together trade unions, community groups, voluntary and faith groups and those dependant on public services to discuss how to respond to these threats, to protect our communities, and defend public services.

The coalition Government’s policies for public spending, welfare benefits and education have major implications for families and our communities.

Unemployment will rise dramatically – not least because more than 1 in 3 jobs in this area are in the public sector and many more dependent on public sector spending – the cuts in welfare benefits will harm the most needy and vulnerable.

Up to 50,000 jobs could be under threat in the region.

The proposed 25% cuts in departmental spending will take away services, provided by councils, voluntary and community bodies that are essential to support and help families and communities at such times.

The Government’s education proposals could result in radical changes to the management and running of schools as they accelerate the Academies programme with the private sector having a major role.

Reduced opportunities to study at college or University; and major cutbacks in apprenticeships and training will severely reduce opportunities for young people.

The coalition Government has no mandate to attack public services on the scale it proposes we must hold them to account.

To register for any of these events or for further information contact: Northern Public Services Alliance, c/o TUC, Commercial Union House, 5th Floor, 39 Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. Email Melanie Lowden, mlowden@tuc.org.uk

Kevin Rowan
Regional Secretary
Northern TUC
+44 (0) 191 232 3175
http://www.tuc.org.uk/northern

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TYNE & WEAR LEFT UNITY

Public Meeting

Defending Jobs and Public Services

Paul Mackney

(Former Gen Sec NATHFE)

Shirley Ford. Green Party

Veronica Killen. Labour Party

Royal Station Hotel

Wednesday 21st July

7.p.m. – 9.p.m.

For more information about T& W Left Unity – sign up for mailings and email: appleinyoureye@googlemail.com On facebook search for “Tyne and WearLeft Unity” and join group or Telephone: 0191 265 0906

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YNE & WEAR

LEFT UNITY

Public Meeting

Defending Jobs and Public Services

Paul Mackney

(Former Gen Sec NATHFE)

Shirley Ford. Green Party

Veronica Killen. Labour Party

Royal Station Hotel

Wednesday 21st July

7.p.m. – 9.p.m.

For more information about T& W Left Unity – sign up for mailings and email: appleinyoureye@googlemail.com On facebook search for “Tyne and WearLeft Unity” and join group or Telephone: 0191 265 0906 or visit: tynewearleftunity.wordpress.com

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