As Chancellor George Osborne delivered his latest round of cuts, workers and residents in Bootle marched in defence of jobs. The demonstration was called by the Battle for Bootle, a campaign set up to unite members of the PCS union and the local community against the proposed closure of HM Revenue & Customs offices in … More Defiant Bootle campaign marches for jobs as Osborne delivers cuts Budget
Hundreds of supporters and dozens of MPs showed their support for the PCS campaign against HMRC office closures and job cuts. The rally outside parliament on 1 March to show solidarity with HMRC members was attended by hundreds of people, many holding PCS flags, who braved the wet weather. They heard from shadow shancellor of … More Hundreds show support for PCS campaign against HMRC cuts
The Battle for Bootle Campaign has called for a public demonstration on Wednesday 16 March, to coincide with the Chancellor delivering the Budget. At its first planning meeting the campaign group, which was set up to oppose plans to close all of the local tax offices, voted in favour of the protest as a way … More Budget Day Demonstration
PCS met with Meg Hillier MP, the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, to press the union’s concerns regarding the HMRC proposals. PCS have organised a drop in briefing session for MPs to take place 1st March at 2.30pm in parliament and in addition to that, the PCS parliamentary group have managed to secure cross … More Invite your MP to the PCS drop-in session
Today (25 November) supporters of the Battle For Bootle campaign were among those who joined the anti-austerity protest outside the JobCentre in Bootle. The protest was staged to coincide with the Chancellor’s autumn statement, where he announced further cuts to public services. Although the government made a massive u-turn on tax credit cuts, austerity is … More Bootle protests against Spending Review cuts
Thursday 25 November, 1pm Stanley Road Jobcentre Plus, Bootle Bring flags and banners On Thursday 25 November, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce more cuts that will hurt working class people and communities. His Spending Review announcements will be met with protests nationwide.