Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Council elections 3 May 2012 - 10 Questions to put to candidates

Use your vote for public services on May 3

1. How will you protect public services?

2. Will you oppose any proposals for privatisation of key council services?

3. With budgets going down, how will you protect standards in social care?

4. How can you ensure that the amount of personalisation or self-directed payments are at a level for elderly or disabled people to purchase an adequate amount of care?

5. Should everyone delivering public services - council staff and those working for contractors - be paid the Living Wage?

6. Will you recognise the contribution made to our children’s education by classroom assistants by supporting them in opposing cutbacks?

7. Will you oppose the 3,000 planned job losses among police staffs?

8. What will you do to lessen the impact of the UK Government’s Welfare Reforms which will see many families losing entitlement to a range of benefits including council tax benefit, housing benefit and working tax credits?

9. Do you think it’s fair that council staff should have their pay frozen while inflation is high and the rich are getting richer?

10. Will you support the council negotiating a Green Workplace agreement with trade unions to help meet climate change targets?

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