Category Activism

Why NHS workers will be on strike on Monday 13th October

Midwives will walk out over a pay protest for the first time in Gloucestershire after voting to join thousands of other health workers in strike action. More than 80 per cent of midwives voted in favour of strike action, with 94.6 per cent also agreeing to take part in protest action. The yes vote follows […]

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JOIN US AT THE ANTI-AUSTERITY STREET CAFÉ, Outside RoastaCoffee in Coronation Square, on Saturday 11th October – 3.30- 4.30 pm

Free coffee and cake – We have an indoor venue if it rains. What do you think can be done to make life better for communities like Hesters Way and Springbank? With wages failing to keep up with prices – and uncertainty created by zero hours contracts – the government`s claim we`re in a recovery […]

Report on demonstration against ATOS in Gloucester

 Activists from Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts joined the demonstration outside Gloucester`s Jobcentre Plus building (Cedar House in Spa Road) on Wednesday to show our disgust at the way disabled people have been treated by private sector involvement in a system which is supposed to protect those who are unable to work. This was just […]

Join us on Thursday 19th September to protest the privatisation of the probation service in Gloucestershire!

The government plans to privatise 70% of the Probation Service’s work to private companies such as G4S, Serco and Sodexo. This will include the supervision of medium risk offenders. Supervising offenders in the community is a highly skilled job and medium risk offenders are predominantly men convicted of violence, sexual offences, burglary, robbery and domestic […]

This advert shows private health insurers understand what`s happening to the NHS- let`s hope the public wakes up in time!

The advert above contains 2 truths and one lie: YES the government IS cutting NHS funding YES wards and other related areas ARE closing in hospitals NO private medical insurance is not inexpensive: As private medical insurer Passport2Health pointed out in a 2012 report: “Only 11% of the UK can currently afford private medical insurance”

Public meeting – HOW CAN WE SAVE THE NHS?

HOW CAN WE SAVE THE NHS? Monday, 15 April, 7.30 p.m. in 8 Milsom St, Cheltenham A strategy for local campaigns together with the unions & NHS staff. Open to all local people who want to save the NHS and fight the cuts, as well as trade unions, local campaigns, including anti-cuts groups in Stroud, […]

HANDS OFF CHELTENHAM`S ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY – PROTEST RALLY – Saturday 6 APRIL

CHELTENHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL`S ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS UNDER THREAT OF CLOSURE – A protest rally has been organised by health campaigners across the county to oppose the downgrading of Cheltenham`s A&E to a minor injuries unit which would reduce the county`s A&E capacity to a dangerously low level. The rally will take place on […]

SAVE OUR NHS – public meeting in Cheltenham on Thursday, 14th March, 7.30 p.m at Global Footsteps, 16 Portland St, Cheltenham GL52 2PB

SAVE OUR NHS! – NHS Workshop initiated by Gloucestershire 38 degrees group

Organised by 38 degrees & Gloucestershire anti-cuts groups (Stroud, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham & Gloucester Against the Cuts) with the participation/support of various union branches and individual union reps and activists. Workshop – Saturday 16 February at  8 Milsom Street, Cheltenham A series of information & discussion sessions (broad outline of topics below) starting […]

DEFEND NHS STAFF IN THE SOUTH WEST – Meeting in Gloucester on 8th November

A meeting has been called by Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) to defend NHS staff in the South West against the unprecedented attack on the pay & conditions of health workers. Thursday 8 November,   7.30 p.m. Barton Community Centre, 199 Barton St, Gloucester Almost all NHS Trusts in […]