Victory against Stoke Council cuts

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 28 February 2020
GMB Trade Union - Victory against Stoke Council cuts

Stoke-on-Trent Council’s plans to cut £9.2 million from the budget have been left in tatters after being defeated at a crucial vote this Thursday.

The cuts, which would have slashed some of the council’s lowest-paid workers salaries by 20%, were strongly opposed by GMB and its sister unions at a large demonstration just before the vote.

David Warwick, GMB Organiser said:

“Our members in Stoke-on-Trent should be immensely proud of themselves. They have turned back the tide of savage Tory cuts with direct action.

“The Tory and Independent-run council has melted under the burning light of solidarity, and our strength is only growing.

“We’ve sent a shock wave throughout the Tory party, and a clear message to all working people: when we stick together, we win.

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