|Shropshire Council union Unison are petitioning the council to become a living wage accredited employer.|
The Trades Council has written to Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski and the leader of Shropshire Council Cllr Keith Barrow to ask for a meeting on the loss of over 1,000 public sector job losses in Shrewsbury.
Local unions are beginning the fight to save 2,800 jobs at Donnington, Telford.
Despite being a dedicated and successful outfit which has returned £16.5m to the Treasury since 2008, the government is planning to privatise the service provided to the armed forces. Read more here and download a pamphlet here.
At its meeting in November, the Trades Council agreed on a programme of action in order to take forward the fight against austerity. Read the motion here
Tory Party Conference
See the video of Shropshire Trades Council joining others to march against austerity on this year's Tory party conference here:
This Council deplores the introduction of overseas or any venture capital into the NHS; an example of which is the takeover of an NHS Hospital Trust in the south-east of the UK. We also oppose various schemes at a more local level supporting this Governments move towards the privatization of the NHS.
At a time when Public Servants are having their living standards slashed by pay freezes and increases in pension contributions it would appear that they are now expected to subsidise the wealthiest in our society and having to pay more in pension contributions so that those who can most afford to pay their share of tax pay even less
To sign the petition urging the government to stop the reduction in the higher rate of tax, click here.
The government has said that pensions increases will be based on Commercial Prices Index (CPI) rather than the higher Retail Prices Index (RPI). Sign the petition below against the change in the calculation of increases in pensions.
Is Shropshire Council already Open and Transparent?
The Trades Council have written to Chief Executive of Shropshire Council, Kim Ryley (right) to request that Shropshire Council hold its full council meetings in the evenings in order to allow workers to attend and see democracy in action. His reply states that he believes the council is already open and transparent.
View the letters here.
Watch the video on what we think should happen to the planned government cuts.
Shropshire and Telford Trades Council regularly release press statements to inform the public of news of our latest campaigns and actions.