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The PCSU link the alternative – Austerity Isn’t Working, is excellent.

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Reposted from Public & Commercial Services union

Dozens of people have taken to the PCS Facebook page to share their anti-cuts views following our post reporting the chancellor’s request to public sector workers asking for ideas on efficiency savings. (see link to article in the Guardian below)

PCS poured scorn on Osborne’s request and so did posters to our Facebook page, who were inspired to comment on the post which reached thousands of people.

There were plenty of ideas about how the government could cut spending, which did not include the chancellor’s plans to reduce departmental spending by £20 billion, to be detailed in the 25 November spending review or the 4-year,1% civil service pay cap outlined in the emergency budget.

Scrapping Trident was a popular suggestion, as was cutting MPs’ pay and ending the public sector pay cap.

Other ideas included:

  • making zero-hours contracts illegal
  • ending tax…

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