RAC activists support UNISON Lobby of Council Cabinet
RAC activists gathered outside Rotherham Town Hall with a small number of UNISON members, protesting against "Rotherham Council Plans to close the Cashier Service at four neighbourhood offices at Wath, Kimberworth Park and Munsborough."
UNISON members were happy to sign petitions, but were reluctant to provide email addresses for the RAC mailing list.
The following statement was issued on the UNISON Rotherham website:
"SAVE OUR CASHIER SERVICES
ROTHERHAM COUNCIL PLANS TO CLOSE THE CASHIER SERVICE AT FOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD OFFICES AT WATH, RAWMARSH, KIMBERWORTH PARK AND MUNSBROUGH.
PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL TO PAY RENT AND BILLS, WILL BE AT GREATER RISK OF GETTING INTO ARREARS AND WILL HAVE TO COUNT HUNDREDS OF POUNDS AT OPEN PAYPOINTS IN SHOPS. TWO THIRDS OF STAFF WILL GO AS WILL THE ADVICE AND SUPPORT THAT THEY PROVIDE. ONCE THESE COMMUNITY SERVICES HAVE GONE THEY WILL BE GONE FOR GOOD.
WE HAVE GOT OVER 1,000 SIGNATURES FOR OUR PETITION AGAINST THE CLOSURES IN JUST TWO WEEKS.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION TO THESE CLOSURES BY MEETING OUTSIDE ROTHERHAM TOWN HALL ON WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 9.30-10.30AM AS WE LOBBY COUNCILLORS.
IF YOU COULD SPARE JUST AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT ATTEND THE STRONGER OUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.
FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT UNISON ROTHERHAM ON 01709376933"