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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 May 2011

An offer we must refuse

Local government workers across Britain are facing attacks on their jobs, pay and terms and conditions as part of the Con-Demolition of public services. Labour-led councils have agreed to do the government's dirty work by implementing cuts. Instead, councillors should stand up against cuts by setting 'needs' budgets and demand the required money from central government. The money is there - 120 billion in tax goes unpaid by the rich every year, more than the 81 billion in total the government wants to cut.

But the opposition to these cuts is growing. A local government worker in Waltham Forest, north east London, shows how workers are fighting back.

On 3 May all local government workers in Waltham Forest were issued with a "Terms and Conditions Review". The document states that the council intends to cut 3 million from our wages and informed us of its intended 'options':

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