Category Archives: News coverage

Royal Armouries museum cuts staff

The Royal Armouries museum in Leeds has axed more than 10% of its workforce as it battles with the impact of Government spending cuts. Seventeen members of staff have been sacked from the Leeds site, and we have been toldd that nearly fifty jobs will go across the Armouries’ three UK sites. The Royal Armouries [...]

The end of our National Health Service.

These are not the words of the Coalition of Resistance, or another campaign group, but the title of an editorial in the medical journal The Lancet: Health professionals cannot say that no change is needed—it most certainly is. But there is sufficient uncertainty and concern about the changes outlined in the Health and Social Care [...]

Consultancy fees: £150,000; Extra agency staffing costs: £500,000; Wrecking public services: priceless

Leeds City Council’s cost-cutting plans are descending into farce. Back in October, eleven bin routes were axed. Since then, thousands of bins have gone uncollected on a weekly basis and part of the plans have already had to be axed. What’s more, bin workers face fines of up to £400 per month if they fail [...]

Len McCluskey of UNITE on strikes and the Coalition of Resistance

Unions warn of massive wave of strikes Unite general secretary Len McCluskey vows to work with students to fight government’s austerity agenda Matthew Taylor, Sunday 19 December 2010 Len McCluskey, Unite’s general secretary, says trade unions have to work with students to build a wider anti-cuts campaign. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the GuardianThe UK [...]

Leeds Cuts Watch

The Guardian seems to be focusing particularly on Leeds, in its reporting of the cuts. Most interestingly, they are building a Leeds Cuts Watch Crowdmap. The idea is that members of the public send them information about cuts hitting Leeds, and they use it to build an overall picture of the impact they are having. [...]