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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 2006
Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract
PONTEFRACT'S 70-strong "Keep Our NHS Public" meeting unanimously
supported the proposal to set up a broad-based campaign to defend local
health services and fight NHS privatisation. If we don't organise a
fight-back now, the health service will be destroyed.
Mick Griffiths Wakefield and Pontefract hospitals UNISON
branch secretary (personal capacity)
The follow-up organising committee meeting of 25 people decided to
organise regular public activities to build local support for national
lobbies of September's Labour conference and of parliament on 25
We plan a march and rally in Pontefract on 30 September and possible
lobbies against the local health Trust Board and against all four local
New Labour MPs who kept silent while the Trust was making health
workers' jobs redundant.
The Royal College of Nursing together with UNISON have lodged a
collective dispute against the Trust calling for a halt in the staffing
review process. In its haste to make 'savings', the Trust tried to
railroad through huge workforce changes. We're demanding the status quo
while real negotiations take place.
Management made no concessions at the 18 August dispute hearing. So
the joint trade union staff side unanimously decided to conduct a
consultative ballot for industrial action.
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In The Socialist 24 August 2006:
Unite against war, terror and racism
Wars and terrorism
Socialist Party NHS campaign
"We won't be treated like dirt"
Strike ballot begins
PFI - Labour's binge profiteering
PFI scams exposed
Protests in Nuneaton
Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract
Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health
Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham
The NHS: What we say
Socialist Party youth and students
Tony Blair takes the biscuit...
Preparing for the new term
Lincoln launches anti-BNP campaign
Socialist Party campaigns
Liberal U-turn stops tenants' ballot victory
Cream for fat cats - debts for us!
Socialist Party workplace news
Visteon workers fight for their future
Prison officers vote to strike
Crown Post Offices
National trade union meeting
The Socialist 24 August 2006 |
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