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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 February 2008

Marching against single status

Local government workers in Waltham Forest will march to the London borough's town hall on Thursday 28 February in protest against "single status" pay cuts.

Refuse workers could lose 100 a week with street cleaners losing 70 a week. The government's 'efficiency' review could make 300 council workers redundant.

Socialist Party members in Unison and Unite agree with equal pay for men and women, but not at the expense of other workers. We have fought for low-paid workers in the borough, and are now fighting to make sure that no one loses out.

Waltham Forest workers and residents are invited to bring banners, music, children and dustcarts to the demonstration, which will start at 5pm at the town square and march to the town hall to lobby councillors. Join us to march against pay cuts and job losses, and for better local services and decent pay for all.

Bob Severn

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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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