The following motion was passed at the last meeting of the Northern TUC. This is fantastic news.
Motion to the Northern TUC:
In support for the County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank
Proposed by Unite the Union
The sustained attacks on people’s living standards through the Con Dem government’s austerity policies have put more and more people into poverty. Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows half of people in poverty are in working households. Those in receipt of social security have seen their living standards collapse with food banks in most towns as a result of savage cuts to benefits and support. Across the North East and Cumbria communities are rallying around some of the hardest hit.
It is in this context that the Northern TUC welcomes the creation of the County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank, while decrying the policies that make it necessary. We commend the women in County…
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