Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Resistance to the cuts in Cornwall

Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance members were out in force on Saturday 5 March in Truro and Penzance to petition against the cuts in Cornwall and to leaflet about the demonstration in London on 26 March . There was a good response from the general public and where a local demonstration was mentioned people were very interested.

On Monday 7 March concerned parents held a meeting in Penzance to discuss possible cuts to the Sure Start Children's Centres budget. Parents spoke about their fear of losing universal services and committed to ensuring that Cornwall Council continues to view Sure Start as one of their priorities.

On Wednesday 9 March Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance (CACA) is meeting to elect a committee and to draw up plans to oppose the cuts in the county. The meeting is at 6:30pm at the Railway Club next to Truro train station.

On Monday 14 March the Cornwall branch of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) will be having a meeting. This is open to non-members and there will be a discussion of the revolutionary uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East. There will also be a discussion of how best SWP members can aid the fightback against cuts and austerity in Cornwall. This is at 7:30pm at the Ralway Club next to Truro train station.

On Thursday 17 March the Cornwall branch of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will be having its Annual General Meeting. A motion to affiliate to CACA is going to be proposed and seems likely to be passed. Read the motion here.

On Saturday 26 March the TUC 'March for the Alternative' takes place in London. 1200 coaches have been booked so far in what is set to be the biggest demonstration since 2003. To book a place on a coach leaving from Cornwall visit the CACA website.

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