Activist network of workers, students, retired and claimants in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The network was launched out of the bottom up protests of the students, which others were keen to support and now campaigns against cuts.

We meet every fortnight at organise specifically to oppose cuts to services, jobs and communities.

We aim to coordinate with other local campaigns including campaigns to save Libraries; Youth services; Play services; Pools & Leisure centres; City Hall; Sure Start services etc.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Wed 2 March - No to Council Cuts - 5pm Civic Centre, Newcastle

Anti Cuts Network will be joining unions, service users and community groups in lobbying the council to oppose the round of cuts announced this year.
Many different activists with descend on the Civic Centre as the council leaders prepare to vote through there share of Con Dems cuts part of the biggest attack on our community in a generation. This is just the beginning. This year they are proposals include:
Cut daycare centres for Older People and Adults with Learning disabilities (don't believe the lies about delivering services differently they are cutting £2million from the budget!)
Eight libraries will become unstaffed and the books budget slashed (yes the buildings will be there but this year 8 will be unstaffed and without new books, for shorter hours, this is a closure in disguise)
Cuts to services to Young People 22 jobs in Connexions going (as well as massage cuts to voluntary sector youth projects across the city many face closure)
Cuts to Sure Start, Benefit workers, support staff and many more mean 700 jobs will go this year, this will hurt us all, less and worse services, more unemployment, no jobs for those leaving schools and colleges.
The council chief has had a pay rise this year, while workers face another year of pay freeze and 10% of them face the dole.
This while the college announces 171 job cuts and the university will be putting up fees, and grants to college and school students are axed. We are not all in it together.
But on Wed 2 March - we should all be there.