A trade union council was relaunched in Calderdale in West Yorkshire today to fight the ongoing cuts to jobs and services by the coalition government.
The trade council plans to campaign locally in solidarity with other community groups and to host discussions with local trade unionists.
A spokesman for the group said: "Now that the initial steps have been taken it is hoped that other union branches will affiliate and get involved."
Trade union councils have a long history in Calderdale and West Yorkshire, where some of the earliest local committees were formed.
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