Category NHS campaign

It’s Our NHS – National Demonstration – March 4th, London – coach from Gloucester & Cheltenham

Unite Community and Cheltenham & Gloucester Against Cuts have organised a coach to the “It’s Our NHS” National Demonstration in London on March 4th. The coach will be picking up passengers in Gloucester & Cheltenham (pick-up times and locations to be confirmed). Seats cost £10, with concessions available. Seats are free to members of Unison […]

Report from Cheltenham`s “March for the NHS” on Saturday March 12th

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 […]

March for the NHS! Cheltenham, Saturday 12th March 12 noon

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 […]

Members of 38 Degrees Cheltenham have organised an NHS day of action on 28th February

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]