Tuesday, 17 June 2014


We are determined to keep council housing under democratic control and stop Salix empire-building, including the use of public money to produce biased so-called information to tenants.  Our public meetings continue with one at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 24th June at St James' Church, next to Hope Library, Eccles Old Road (note change of venue)

This is the third in a series of public meetings to bring the truth to tenants about what bad news the proposed stock transfer would be.  The ballot will now be in September / October and we urge all tenants to vote 'NO'.

Thursday, 29 May 2014


On 17th May despite bans and threats from the Council SAC held a Rally on the Lawn at the Civic Centre.  Over 300 people held stalls, listened to music and speeches.

On 22nd May anti cuts candidates supported by SAC achieved their best ever results in elections.  Terry Simmons came second in Little Hulton, and in Barton and Weaste & Seedley two USUC campaigners, Sue Wright and Paul Quinn, achieved votes between 400 and 500.

The 'No Cuts' message is getting louder!  Come to our next meeting on Monday 9th June at the White Swan, Worsley Road, Swinton, 7.00 pm.  Agenda will include: anti cuts rally, election results, further council cuts, our campaign against the Salix Homes stock transfer.  All welcome!

Thursday, 1 May 2014


Meet Monday 5th May, 12.00 pm
Bexley Square (New Oxford pub)
March to Manchester's Cathedral Gardens


Protest against the cuts on the last Saturday before election day
Sat. 17th May, 12.00 pm


At a meeting on 3rd April, attended by 150 people, it was moved and agreed that SAC would support anti cuts candidates in the local elections, and several came forward on the night.  When nominations closed the following were standing as TUSC against Cuts:
Barton: Sue Wright
Broughton: Alan Metcalfe
Cadishead: Diane Cawood
Claremont: Matt Kilsby
Irwell Riverside: Graham Cooper
Little Hulton: Terry Simmons
Ordsall: Sally Griffiths
Swinton South: Steve Cullen
Weaste & Seedley: Paul Quinn

After discussions with the newly formed Reality Party, which pledges to opposes cuts and fracking, we agreed not to stand in Irlam, and we recommend support for Jackie Anderson, who has formerly stood for the Greens there.

Monday, 24 February 2014


Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust were left in no doubt about our opposition to ward closures today.  The trust HQ is still at Prestwich Hospital conveniently well away from the trust's service users.  Well, you can run but you can't hide!  As governors gathered they were met by 25 campaigners, along with banners from the UNISON health branch, United Service Users Committee and Salford against Cuts. 
Let's build for a monster demo in Eccles on Sat. 29th March!

Sunday, 2 February 2014


Over 40 attended a meeting at Eccles Gateway on 22nd January to launch the campaign to stop planned cuts at Meadowbrook. Activities planned include:
* committee meeting Monday 3rd Feb., Eccles Gateway, 7.00 pm
* lobby of and presentation to Salford's health scrutiny committee, Weds. 5th Feb., 1.00 pm
* full campaign meeting, Thursday 20th February, Eccles Library, 7.00 pm.  All welcome!
* lobby of GMW trust, Monday 24th February, Prestwich Hospital, 9.00 am
* demo in Eccles, Sat. 29th March!!!

Don't forget SAC AGM in between - see box on left!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

NO CUTS IN 2014!

Happy New Year from Salford against Cuts!


Plenty to keep us busy this year!

* Defend council housing conference, Saturday 11th January, Manchester Friends Meeting House, 1.00 pm.  Help us campaign against the Salix stock transfer

* Stop fracking on Barton Moss!  Solidarity Day, Sunday 12th January, Barton Moss Road, 12.30 pm

* Next SAC meeting:  Monday 13th January, White Swan, Swinton, 7.00 pm

* Lobby Salford Council: no cuts! no permits for fracking!  Wednesday 15th January, Swinton Civic Centre, 8.30 am


More details soon of protests about mental health closures, including demo in Eccles in March

Thursday, 21 November 2013


We are developing our campaign to stop the transfer of vital, much-needed council housing stock to Salix Homes, where tenants would have less security and there would be no democratic control.  If you want to get involved come to our special meeting on the Salix transfer at 5.30 on Weds. 4th December at the White Swan, Worsley Road, Swinton.

Our regular monthly meeting will be on Monday 16th December at the same venue, 7.00 pm.

In between these meetings on Friday 6th December we have our fund-raising gig at the Crescent pub, from 7.00 onwards.  We have some great bands, rap acts and performance poets - Trojan Horse, The Moods, Class Actions, Markus de Rawkus and many others.  Come along, help us raise cash to campaign with and have a great night!