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Time for our own agenda in the NHS

by MICHAEL BRADLEY, Circulation Department <a href=\"\"></a>
Issue No. 1912

DARREN FROM Leeds writes, “NHS employees are being hit hard by New Labour initiatives. I work as a nursing assistant myself and, with the upcoming Agenda for Change, stand to lose a significant portion of my earnings.

“We decided to organise at Leeds General Infirmary, to promote the Health Worker conference this weekend and sell Socialist Worker to frontline workers. Initially we were moved off by security on the behalf of management. But after dodging the security we set up and sold over 15 papers and distributed hundreds of Health Worker leaflets to workers who were receptive and supportive. It’s an example I’d urge everyone to follow.”

Revolt! Civil service workers are angry

SOCIALIST WORKER sales were booming in the civil service even before this week’s strike.

Six papers were sold in central London at the Home Office and four at the Royal Courts.

A new sale in Leeds saw 15 papers sold at the Park Place job centre.

As well as the picket lines this week, the gathering anger over Gordon Brown’s assault on the public sector means that extra sales at civil service workplaces will get good results.

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Sat 31 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1912
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