The poorest ten per cent of households will be hit 15 times harder than the richest ten per cent as a result of service cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review (CSR), according to a new analysis
published by the TUC
Brendan Barber TUC General Secretary said
'Our analysis blows away any claim that the spending review was progressive. Even when the effects of benefit changes are taken out of the equation, cuts to services surgically target the poorest households and leave the rich relatively untouched.
Meanwhile back at the Unite General Secretary Election the two leading candidates are diametrically at odds with each other as to how we should react to the Comprehensive Spending review.
Les Bayliss who seems to get more right wing with every breath he takes said before the 2010 TUC Conference we should mount an advertising campaign.
Not much good when the Libraries, swimmoing pools and children's parks are closing.
Len McCluskey has stepped up to the front vowing to fight for public sector jobs and services.
Mr McCluskey said he would lead a decisive fight for jobs against the coalition government's "slash-and-burn policy" of public service cuts.
Speaking before Tuesday's TUC rally against the cuts at Westminster Central Hall, Mr McCluskey said: "While the coalition's double-dippers threaten to unleash job cuts across Britain this week, what people need to hear is a plan for jobs.
"Too readily, some town hall leaders have adopted a programme of cuts to jobs and services which is doing serious damage to local economies.
"Next May's local elections will give communities an opportunity to reject that short-sighted and dangerous policy.
"But meanwhile, unions representing hard-pressed council staff cannot stand by and witness a bonfire of community services."
Ballot papers for the Unite GS Election will be posted to members next week.
For a fighting union Vote Len McCluskey