Aneurin Bevan, Labour Health Minister and founder of the NHS clearly anticipated ongoing threats to the National Health Service when he said in 1948; “It will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it”. Saturday March 12th in Cheltenham saw folk with that very faith join together for […]

Recently, doctors who work in NHS hospitals have taken strike action against a new contract of employment that threatens patient safety (they will strike again on 9-11th March, and on the 6th-8th and 26-28th April). In the ballot of more than 37,000 junior doctors in England, 98% voted in favour of strike action – such […]

The Conservative government realises that trade unions are a threat to the devastating cuts and privatisation currently being inflicted on our public services. This is why the government is fast-tracking a sinister piece of legislation called the Trade Union Bill. Strikes are at historically low levels yet TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady said the bill […]

Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts is involved in organising transport to the “End Austerity Now” demonstration in London on Saturday 20th June. Seats on the coach (which will be picking up in both Gloucester & Cheltenham) are £12 waged & £5 unwaged. To book your seat please email us at: cheltenhamagainstcuts@gmail.com The following text is […]

On Saturday 30th May anti-austerity protesters will assemble at 11am outside Shire Hall in Gloucester to show their opposition to 5 more years of devastating attacks on the lives of ordinary people, especially the most vulnerable. From the cruel bedroom tax to zero-hour contracts in the workplace, our lives are becoming more and more insecure. […]

Years of privatisation and squeezed funding are putting our NHS in danger. With under 90 days left until the general election, it’s time to act. 38 Degrees members are getting together on their local high streets across England on the 28th February, to sound the alarm. In Cheltenham, we’re going to try and collect hundreds […]

THE NHS IN CRISIS..? REBUILD THE NHS! Public Meeting Monday 23rd February The Old Town Hall, Stroud 7.30-9.30pm (doors 7pm) Is the NHS sustainable Is PFI bankrupting the NHS? What’s wrong with privatisation? What demands should we make? How can we rebuild the NHS? FOUR CO-ORDINATORS OF THE CAMPAIGN THAT STOPPED LOCAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES […]