Category Activism

REBUILD THE NHS! Public Meeting Monday 23rd February in Stroud

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 […]

NHS workers on strike – views from the picket line at Gloucester Royal Hospital

Great video from Stroud Against Cuts about the ongoing fight by NHS workers against cuts On Monday 24th November 2014, workers in a variety of NHS fields (including midwives, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses) took part in strike action from 7am-11am. The strike was taken in pursuit of a 1% increase in pay (still […]

Victory for fee-free cash machines campaign at University of Gloucestershire

The recently established Socialist Students at the University of Gloucestershire are celebrating their first victory in their ‘Students Before Profits’ campaign. The campaign aims to combat the influence of corporations on the university and improve the university facilities for students. Although there are cash machines on every campus, they charge £1.25 for each transaction, shoppers […]

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 […]

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 […]