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Stoke-on-Trent teen pregnancy service saved after GMB campaign

18 Feb 2021
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People power can save public services

Stoke-on-Trent City Council have altered their plans to axe the city’s teen pregnancy team after pressure from a GMB campaign. 

The authority had planned to slash the service as part of their 2021/22 budget cuts.  

But after more than 1,100 people signed GMB Union’s petition against the decision, the council had a rethink. 

People power has preserved a vital service in Stoke-on-Trent. Union workers will always fight to protect public services.

Kirsty Hackney, GMB Regional Organiser

The Sex, Teens and Relationships team will continue to operate on reduced numbers, providing sexual health, pregnancy and educational support to young mothers and fathers. 

Kirsty Hackney, GMB Regional Organiser said: 

“People power has preserved a vital service in Stoke-on-Trent. 

“Every signature, share and retweet is vital. 

“A special thank you to Potteries Young Labour for the fantastic support throughout this campaign. 

“Union workers will always fight to protect public services in Stoke-on-Trent. 

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