PROTECTING CUMBERNAULD AND KILSYTH UNEMPLOYED WORKERS’ CENTRE

Together with Jamie Hepburn MSP I’m trying to save the funding for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Unemployed Workers Union. To that end we wrote to all 40 councillors on North Lanarkshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee who are being asked to cut all funding for the independent advice centres across North Lanarkshire. Our view is that this proposal should be voted down when it appears before the committee on Wednesday.

We know that the demand for these services is increasing as Tory welfare reform is impacting on more people across the area.

The council’s cuts are over £50,000 more than their savings target for this part of the budget. These proposals should be revisited and a sensible solution found that keep the independent advice centres open.


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