Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/472/2012

From The Socialist newspaper, 1 February 2007

NHS

Protests must reflect people's anger

AT LONG last, the London NHS Together campaign has announced its event for the national day of action to defend the NHS on 3 March. Unfortunately, they are only planning an indoor afternoon rally at Friends Meeting House, Euston.

Lois Austin

Regular readers of the socialist will know of the disappointment many activists felt when the health trade unions said they would not call a national demonstration on this day, but regional activity instead.

This was despite the PUSH campaign calling a 3 March national demonstration in London.

Health campaigners around the country felt hugely let down by the union leaders' decision.

The Socialist Party, along with others, has campaigned to get it reversed and a national demonstration called.

In some cities regional events have now been planned. We must ensure that they are a huge show of strength and fully reflect the anger at devastating NHS cuts, closures and job losses. The decision to hold just another indoor rally in London on 3 March is disappointing and reflects how the health trade union leaders are trying to prevent a demonstration on London's streets.

The Socialist Party will propose to the London Keep our NHS Public campaign that it organises, along with others, a march to the NHS Together rally in Euston.

Such a demonstration could act as another staging post in the struggle to get a national demonstration.

It would also be an event that campaigners and trade union branches outside of London can come to.

Another crucial next step to escalate the campaign should be a national meeting, possibly in March, of all those trade unionists and health campaigners who want a national demonstration.

If a meeting such as this was truly reflective of the feeling around the country and represented fighting trade union branches and campaigns, it would have the authority to call a national demonstration shortly after the local elections in May.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 1 February 2007:

Private hands off our health service

NHS: Protests must reflect people's anger

NHS union attacked in Brighton


Workplace news

Striking for jobs and services

BA bosses make concessions


Socialist Students

Mass action can defeat fees

Building for the protests


Socialist Party news and analysis

Gay adoption: Christian hierarchy attacks equal rights

Reid's prison disaster

Review: Silent Accomplice


Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein's major U-turn


War and terrorism

Iraq - build for 24 February demo

Lewisham leads the way


International socialist news and analysis

CWI rally: An inspiring international meeting

CWI World Congress: Building the forces of socialism worldwide

Sri Lanka: Defend socialists under attack

Bolivia: Mass protests demand right-wing Prefect's resignation


Workplace news

Power industry: Fight this victimisation

Sacked electricians fight on

BP condemned over safety standards

Support the Unique Care workers

Southampton care workers on strike

National meeting on Single Status


 

Home   |   The Socialist 1 February 2007   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

NHS:

triangle150 protest against Leicester hospital downgrading attack

triangleSave the NHS: kick out the Tories

triangleFrimley NHS Trust: Strikers remain determined to defeat privatisation

triangleLeicester campaigns to save our NHS

triangleWe saved Chatsworth Ward - two years on

Demonstration:

triangleMarches, blockades, strikes, occupations... How can protests win?

triangleLondon: Demonstration against Trump

triangleNHS marches in Yorkshire and London

triangle'Tories out' demo

PUSH:

triangle'The little people can win' - Leeds tenants push back demolition

triangleLeeds estate residents push back private development

triangleHome carers victory

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

20/11/19

PCS

Elect Marion Lloyd!

20/11/19

UCU

Pay and pension strike: university staff have had enough

20/11/19

The Socialist

Selling the Socialist

20/11/19

London

Keep the National Poetry Library free

20/11/19

Swansea

Swansea: students protest against Hillary Clinton hypocrisy

20/11/19

Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire union demands no-cuts budget

20/11/19

Leicester

150 protest against Leicester hospital downgrading attack

20/11/19

Police

Secret police infiltration of workers' movement exposed

20/11/19

NEU

NEU members' sixth-form walkouts

20/11/19

Pay

Long hours in the world of security

20/11/19

Bradford

Bradford library and museum strikers enter third round of strike action

20/11/19

Haringey

Cleaners strike over low pay at Haringey secondary school

20/11/19

West Midlands

West Midlands Trains: guards strike to defend safety-critical role

20/11/19

Bolton

Bolton university fire: government inaction puts safety at risk

20/11/19

NHS

Frimley NHS Trust: Strikers remain determined to defeat privatisation

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999