OVER 400 angry UNISON members met last week to plan a campaign against privatisation proposals in Nottinghamshire county council. The chief executive, who is about to take up the post of director general for schools in England, is pushing for over 600 jobs to be handed to a private company.
Workers started the campaign with a lively 300- strong lobby of the majority Labour group.
SOME 80 teachers and local government workers demonstrated outside the meeting of North Somerset council on Tuesday last week.
Around 40 people attended a public meeting against privatisation in Walthamstow, east London, last week. Among the speakers were local Labour MP Neil Gerrard and Claire Joy of the World Development Movement.
SOME 65 people attended a meeting last week in north Bristol called to oppose PFI schemes in local hospitals. The meeting resolved to form a campaign to publicise the effects of PFI, and demand that both hospitals should remain open and refurbished.
THE UNITED Left in UNISON founding conference will be on Saturday 13 October, 11am-4pm, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester.