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Striking Back, Building Bridges! – Saturday 14th March at the Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester

Striking Back, Building Bridges! – Saturday 14th March at the Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester Trade unions in Cheltenham, Gloucester and surrounding areas have organised an event to address the attacks we face, both in our workplaces and the communities we live in. STRIKING BACK to defend workers` and trade union rights BUILDING BRIDGES to […]

UNITE to support the Day of Action on Universal Credit!

CHELTENHAM & GLOUCESTER AGAINST CUTS asks you to UNITE to support the Day of Action on Universal Credit. Unite Community – a section of the Union UNITE – represents people who are not in employment: from pensioners to youth, stay at home parents, carers & the disabled, the unemployed & self-employed – has called a […]

Not One Day More #ToriesOut National Demonstration on Sat, July 1st– coach from Gloucester & Stroud

Local anticuts campaign groups Unite Community, Stroud Against the Cuts, Cheltenham & Gloucester Against cuts are working together to mobilise for the Tories Out! Not One Day More demonstration in London on Saturday, July 1st.  There are enough reasons to fight this government and the system it represents – that was before Grenfell Tower which, […]

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. Seats cost £10, with concessions available. Seats are free to members of Unison Health branch and Unite. To book your […]

“End Austerity Now” demonstration, London, 20th June – coach picking up in Gloucester & Cheltenham

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: The following text is […]

Free Education for all: no fees, no cuts and no debt!

Free Education for all: no fees, no cuts and no debt To: Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan Guarantee free education and training for everyone at all levels from Primary School to Postgraduate, including Further Education Colleges, apprenticeships and all other work-related training opportunities, by providing adequate funding to all colleges, universities and other […]


Summary:  Stroud Against the Cuts have written to Gloucestershire Care Services raising serious concerns about proposals to change the way District Nurses work in the county. Staff have told Stroud Against the Cuts they are deeply worried about the changes, which may mean District Nurses working in isolation from each other and their colleagues, jeopardising […]

Charities slam ATOS and the DWP over attitude towards people with degenerative conditions

It will come as no surprise to campaigners that four leading charities – Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – have reported to the BBC that thousands of people with progressive conditions are being told they could recover enough to look for work following assessment for Employment Support […]

Cheltenham General Hospital`s A & E department under threat!

In January, Cheltenham GP Dr Phillip Fielding, chair of the county’s local medical committee told the Echo that Cheltenham`s A&E “will close”. 1 in 10 A&Es in England are under threat as a massive £20bn is cut from the NHS budget, some have already closed with devastating results. The closure of A & E at […]

National Pensioners’ Convention: Social care plan lets pensioners down

Lack of funds means changes will be of little benefit                     On 11 February Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, announced changes to social care funding in England based on the Dilnot report. These proposals, which apply only to funding residential care, were brought forward by the Tories and will now be included in the […]