Love Music Hate Racism will be holding a solidarity gig at the Old salutation Inn, Maid Marian Way from 2pm to late. Artists include Maniere des Bohemiens, Breadchasers, Paranoid Travellers, Jimmy Squirrel, the Rigby Deep crew and others.
The cuts faced by PCS members fit into a wider attack on public sector workers which has seen lower than inflation pay rises and job cuts. In the aftermath of the economic crisis brought about by bankers, it is the public sector which is having to take the hit.
A more extreme version of the same situation is currently playing out in Greece with "austerity measures" being opposed by general strikes, massive protests and riots. It is unfortunate that in the UK, a 2 day strike is - by some way - the most radical response to cuts from any of the unions.