GOOD NEWS FROM KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC
LONDON KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC MEETING
TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER
Camden Town Hall, Judd St, WC1 (Kings X tube)
The meeting will discuss these important and exciting developments and draw up an action plan for the New year:
1) NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST HEALTH BILL
It seems likely that a national demonstration against the Health Bill will be called in January or February, backed by the Labour Party, Unite and hopefully the TUC. This is something we have been campaigning for, and will be a fantastic opportunity to mobilise the massive opposition to the Health Bill. We need to start planning now to make it a huge show of strength demanding that the Bill is dropped.
2) BMA OPPOSES BILL AS GOVERNMENT FIGHT TO PUSH IT THROUGH LORDS
As the evidence mounts that the Health Bill means the privatisation of the NHS, the BMA has now come our in total opposition to the Bill in a vote that piles even more pressure on the government. Meanwhile the government has been struggling to push clause by clause of the Bill through the Lords.
3) 400,000 HEALTH WORKERS TAKE STRIKE ACTION
Hundreds of thousands of health workers joined the massive public sector strikes last week laying down a gauntlet to the government over pensions and the future of public services. Hundreds joined picket lines outside hospitals, clinics and ambulance stations across London reawakening trade union organisation in the NHS. The strike had fantastic support from members of Unison, Unite, the Society of Radiographers and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, and may be joined by the RCN and BMA next time.