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New TUSC report available - 'How Much Reserves Have Councils Got?'

Councils reserves report

Councils reserves report

Posted: 6 August 2017

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has published a new report on the level of reserves held by Labour-led councils across Britain.

Presenting a statistical profile of all the 124 Labour-led councils in Britain, the report reveals "the substantial resources of the local state under the control of the Labour Party" - which, the introduction argues, could be used to start putting Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity policies into action now "without waiting for a change of government".

The TUSC report, entitled How much reserves have they got?, is available as a downloadable PDF by clicking http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/402.pdf

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TUSC directory of future elections

Elections Directory 2018

Elections Directory 2018

Posted: 6 August 2017

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) directory of the elections taking place in May 2018 has now been published.

The TUSC directory, an annual production which was referenced by the House of Commons Library in 2016, provides a breakdown of the councils with statutory elections scheduled for the year ahead, the number of councillors up for election, and the current political control in each council listed.

The 2018 directory is available as a PDF, by clicking http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/401.pdf

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Campaigning against council cuts - resources for TUSC groups

Posted: 26 November 2016

The November meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee agreed the text of a new model letter to local government union branches, following up the letter to Labour councillors agreed last month (see http://www.tusc.org.uk/17319/20-10-2016/tusc-agrees-new-appeal-to-labour-councillors-to-join-the-fightback).

The letter to council workers is available as a Word document (at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/388.doc) so it can be adapted by local groups.

The model letter to Labour councillors is also available both as a Word document (at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/383.doc) and as a PDF (at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/389.pdf).

Printed supplies of the letter to Labour councillors, with some space for local details to be overprinted, can be posted out - 300 copies for £3 - to local groups. These can be used on stalls, but particularly to give out at local council 'consultation' meetings, anti-cuts protests, or Labour Party meetings.

The TUSC briefing document, Preparing a No Cuts People's Budget, is also available online at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/355.pdf


TUSC election campaign leaflet - 'Let's elect councillors to stand up to the Tories!'

Election leaflet (April 2016)

Election leaflet (April 2016)

Posted: 7 April 2016

A new TUSC election leaflet is available to order, headed 'If councillors won't stand up to the Tories... Let's elect ones who will!' (see PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/374.pdf). Printed on one-side only.

Prices are:
£3 for 300 copies
£6 for 800 copies
£10 for 1,600 copies

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TUSC broadsheet – ‘If councillors won’t stand up to the Tories… let’s elect ones who will’

Broadsheet - March 2016

Broadsheet - March 2016

Posted: 5 March 2016

A NEW A3 folded TUSC broadsheet is now available to order for use in the run up to and during the forthcoming local elections (see PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/366.pdf).

Prices are:
£3-00 for 80 copies
£5-00 for 150 copies
£9-00 for 300 copies

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TUSC Stop the Cuts leaflet available

Stop the Cuts (Jan 2016)

Stop the Cuts (Jan 2016)

Posted: 9 February 2016

A TUSC leaflet is available to order. Headed, 'Stop the cuts! Defend all our services now!', it states 'Councillors have a choice. We need councillors who back Jeremy Corbyn's call to fight austerity' (see PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/362.pdf). Printed on one-side only.

Prices are:

£3 for 300 copies

£6 for 800 copies

£10 for 1,600 copies

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Preparing a No Cuts People's Budget - new briefing pack available from TUSC

Posted: 12 January 2016

What can councils do in the face of government cuts to funding for local public services? Actually, they could do a lot to throw back the Tories' austerity agenda - if councillors had the determination to fight.

A new briefing pack has been produced by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) drawing together notes, documents, transcripts of speeches, etc of four cases where rebel councillors showed how it would be possible for councils to fight back and not implement the Tory cuts.

Under the title, Preparing a No Cuts People's Budget, the 43-page pack is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/355.pdf

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