On Wednesday 25th April, Salford City UNISON took a coach load of people down to Westminster as part of the campaign to save Salford’s 5 local authority nurseries. Those attending including parents, nursery workers, as well as local politicians and anti-cuts campaigners.
We had a really productive meeting with a number of MPs and Shadow Ministers who have now pledged their support to the campaign. These include Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities and Tracy Brabin, Shadow Minister for Early Years.
We then held a noisy protest outside the Department for Education, where we were joined by the President of National Education Union, Kiri Tunks.
We got a lot of great coverage and you can check some it out if you follow the links below:
BBC 5Live (From 2hrs 23 minutes) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b01dtv
We would definitely recommend people listen to the 5Live segment. We heard it first on the coach coming back and were over the moon.
We have now been offered a meeting by the Government and a smaller number of us will be travelling down to London on 16th May, to see if they are prepared to listen to our demands to ensure that Council nurseries receive the funding they need.”
Images by Marcus Rose
Branch Secretary, Salford City UNISON
Tel: 0161 794 7425
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