Cuts are disproportionally affecting poor and working people.
We are not all in this together! The rich are getting richer and the rest of us poorer.
The gambling culture of the banks that precipitated this current crisis continues. Governments tailor their policies to keep the ‘market’ happy.
Darlington Against Cuts and Darlington Trade Union Council maintain there are alternatives to current government policies and campaigns for change. We call for:
• Public investment to create jobs and stimulate the economy.
• An end to Council cuts.
• A living wage to reduce poverty and in-work benefit payments.
• The effective taxation, of the rich, and of large companies, to prevent tax evasion which is estimated at £120 billion a year. (This sum would go a long way towards paying the UK’s whole welfare bill).
• The bringing back into public ownership of the utilities and the public transport industry so the profits can be reinvested to keep prices down and build green infrastructures.
If you would like to get involved and campaign to change political policies join with us.
Darlington Trades Union Council meets monthly, every second Thursday, in the Pennyweight pub at 7.30 pm.
Darlington Against Cuts is a coalition of trade unionists and community activists co-ordinated by Darlington Trades Union Council.