Northern Public Services Alliance – Event Dates

Northern Public Services Alliance – United to Protect Public Services

DEFENDING PUBLIC SERVICES AND OUR COMMUNITIES

20th July 2010 – Newcastle – Unison Office, 140-150 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6TH

26th July 2010 – North Tyneside – Wallsend People’s Centre, 10 Frank Street, Wallsend, NE28 6RN

27th July 2010 – South Tyneside – South Tyneside College, Conference Room 3, St George’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET

28th July 2010 – Durham – Shakespeare  Hall,  North Road, Durham, DH1 4SQ

29th July 2010 – Northumberland – Methodist Church Hall, Howard Terrace, Morpeth, NE61 1HU

29th July 2010 – Teesside – St Mary’s Centre, 90 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RW

4th August 2010 – Sunderland – Civic Centre, Committee Room 2, Sunderland, SR2 7AY

All meetings take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

The Northern PSA aims to bring together trade unions, community groups, voluntary and faith groups and those dependant on public services to discuss how to respond to these threats, to protect our communities, and defend public services.

The coalition Government’s policies for public spending, welfare benefits and education have major implications for families and our communities.

Unemployment will rise dramatically – not least because more than 1 in 3 jobs in this area are in the public sector and many more dependent on public sector spending – the cuts in welfare benefits will harm the most needy and vulnerable.

Up to 50,000 jobs could be under threat in the region.

The proposed 25% cuts in departmental spending will take away services, provided by councils, voluntary and community bodies that are essential to support and help families and communities at such times.

The Government’s education proposals could result in radical changes to the management and running of schools as they accelerate the Academies programme with the private sector having a major role.

Reduced opportunities to study at college or University; and major cutbacks in apprenticeships and training will severely reduce opportunities for young people.

The coalition Government has no mandate to attack public services on the scale it proposes we must hold them to account.

To register for any of these events or for further information contact: Northern Public Services Alliance, c/o TUC, Commercial Union House, 5th Floor, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. Email Melanie Lowden, mlowden@tuc.org.uk

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One Response to Northern Public Services Alliance – Event Dates

  1. Admin says:

    Details of the next round of PSA meetings.

    All meetings start at 5.30pm

    North Tyneside – 23rd August – Wallsend People’s Centre

    South Tyneside – 24th August – South Shields Town Hall, Committee Room A

    Newcastle – 31st August – Unison Regional Office, 140 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle

    Sunderland – 1st September – Sunderland Civic Centre, Room 2

    Durham – 1st September – County Hall, Durham, Committee Room 2

    Northumberland – 6th September – Methodist Church Hall, Morpeth

    Teesside – 8th September – St Mary’s Centre, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough

    Gateshead – 21st September – Gateshead Civic Centre, Council Chamber

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