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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2010

Swansea trades council leads battle for services

"Everybody uses public services and the fight to retain these services is a fight for all trade unionists and for the entire community."

Rob Williams, Linamar Unite convenor and Swansea trades council assistant secretary, was among the delegates to Swansea trades council who decided to launch aan anti cuts campaign.

Ronnie Job, Swansea trades council secretary said: "Supporters of the Swansea Anti Cuts Campaign will be offering our support to all public sector workers facing threats to their jobs and all users of threatened services.

We ask everyone who cares about the services we all use to join with us."

Delegates to the trades council already include representatives from most of the main unions representing public sector workers in the area, including: Unison, PCS, Unite, CWU.

The campaign will aim to bring together public sector trade unionists with workers in the private sector and everybody interested in fighting to retain important services in their community.

To assist in planning and building this campaign the next monthly meeting on 18 August will be open to all.

The official public launch will be at a rally on Wednesday 15 September at 7.30pm at the Unitarian Church on High Street, but the campaign starts now.

Alec Thraves

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