Union to lead march against Islington Council cuts tonight

A MARCH against Islington Council cuts set to savage the borough will take place tonight.

Protesters will congregate at Highbury Fields before walking to the Town Hall, in Upper Street, to lobby the council’s budget meeting, as plans to cut �52million and slash 280 jobs are discussed.

The protest is being staged by the Islington branch of Unison, the trade union for public sector workers.

Mike Calvert, Islington Unison’s deputy branch secretary, said: “We are utterly opposed to the policies of the coalition government. We think that the council needs to lead a fight in the community against these vicious plans. Each of the 280 job losses is an individual with family members and these cuts affect each of them and the communities they live in.”

The march will set off from Fieldway Crescent, Highbury Fields, at around 6pm.