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Issue No. 2111

93 percent vote for health strike

Members of the Unite union at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals have voted by 93 percent for industrial action after the Trust imposed changes from weekly to monthly pay.

Workers are now planning industrial action, including an overtime ban, from Monday next week, and a strike starting on the morning of Friday 25 July until midnight the following Saturday.

Bridlington unites against NHS cuts

Health workers in the Unite union in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, are set to join forces with local campaigners and the local Free Press newspaper to organise a protest this Saturday against the partial closure of their hospital.

Under health authority plans Bridlington hospital will lose its cardiac monitoring unit and acute medical admissions ward.

Assemble Saturday 26 July, 10am at the Bridlington Business Park, Bessingby Way, for march to Bridlington Hospital. For more information go to »

Sussex against academies

Parents against the plan to turn Kings Manor Community College in West Sussex into an academy held a public meeting on Monday of last week.

In the end the local authority and those in favour of the proposal boycotted the meeting, leaving only local opponents and speakers for the Anti Academies Alliance to put the case for opposing academy status.

The official consultation is due to start in September.

Steve Guy

Council evict schools protest

Campaigners fighting plans for an academy have been evicted from Wembley Park Sports Ground, in North London.

The council want the site so they can put temporary classrooms there in time to open the new city academy in September.

A council committee gave builders permission to go ahead before final approval for the project as a whole had been given.

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Tue 22 Jul 2008, 19:22 BST
Issue No. 2111
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