Newry Trade Council AGM attracts key speakers

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Community, What's On
Three seasoned Trade Unionist figures will address the Annual General Meeting of Newry & District Trade Union Council tonight in Ballybot House. Maria Morgan and Brian Smyth from NIPSA and Paddy Mackel of Belfast Trade Council will highlight the impact of cuts in welfare benefits and proposed changes to the health service under the banner of ‘Transforming Your Care’. The Coalition Government has imposed a wide range of controversial changes to welfare benefits which will radically alter entitlements for all sections of society, although families, the long-term sick and disabled people will be hardest hit. The Government is also targeting the NHS for major alterations which will present major budget cuts to many services including care services and hospitals. Tuesday night’s meeting, which kicks off at 7.30 pm, presents the general public with an opportunity to hear the views of the trade union movement on key social issues including the health service. This is a public meeting and Newry Trade Council has invited a range of community and voluntary groups, public sector workers and elected representatives to the event. It is important for local people to attend Tuesday night’s meeting and listen to alternative voices to those who support the Lib/ Con austerity measures.
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