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12 Nov Dunbarton Cuts Protest

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GMB Scotland Dumbarton Protest On 12th November Against Cuts To Social Services

Protest is because the council has decided to reduce the money they spend on social care for the elderly and the needy says GMB Scotland.

GMB Scotland West Dunbartonshire branch is holding the protest outside the Dumbarton social work offices on Bridge Street from 8.30am on 12th November 2015.

West Dunbartonshire Council has given the go ahead to more than £2million of savings and cuts. Cuts approved including cutting two social worker posts as well as an occupational therapist. There are also cut in homecare support for children. Leisure activities is facing cuts of £50,000.

The details of the protest are as follows:

From 8.30am Thursday 12 November
Outside the council offices
4-16 Bridge Street
Dumbarton G82 1NT

There will be GMB members there with flags and banners.

Brian Johnstone, GMB Scotland Regional Officer, said “The protest is against the cuts that are going to get made against social care.

As far as I am concerned they are attacking the vulnerable in West Dunbartonshire. People that have paid their rents and rates all these years and when they are looking for a wee bit back the council has decided to reduce the money they spend on social care for the elderly and the needy.

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Contact: Brian Johnstone 07515 199298 or 0141 332 8641 or GMB press office 07921 289880

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