Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Public Spending Cuts are not the only way to cut the deficit
UNISON's view is that the Coalition government's savage cuts to public spending are not the only or even the right way to cut the deficit. We believe that those who caused the recession should pay for it, that is banks and other financial institutions. We need to make our taxation system fairer, close tax loop holes and tax havens and collect the billions of tax which remain uncollected every year. The Coalition goverment's cuts target the most poor and vulnerable people in our society and coincidentally these are the people who are least likely to be able to defend themselves. UNISON has a crucial role to play in defending the public services which many people rely on. Check out UNISON's alternative budget by going to: http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/18887.pdf. UNISON members need to be getting the message across that the cuts are ideological and are designed to reduce the welfare state which our parents and grandparents fought so hard to create.