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Target the Tory party conference to defend the NHS

by Mark Krantz
Issue No. 2364

TUC artwork for the upcoming protest at Tory party conference

TUC artwork for the upcoming protest at Tory party conference

The TUC has thrown its weight behind a demonstration to save the NHS at the Tory party conference on 29 September.

More than 50 people attended a mobilising meeting in Manchester last week where north west TUC secretary Lynn Collins unveiled an initial leaflet.

It says save our NHS—and also features slogans against the bedroom tax, blacklisting and the privatisation of Royal Mail

Collins reported that a national TUC meeting had confirmed it would back the demonstration.

This means that every union in Britain is expected to build for it, plus the Royal Colleges of Nurses and Midwives.

The protest is a chance for everyone who hates the Tories to unite against them.

Unison rep Paul Rafferty got a good response when he said, “The demonstration is set to be fantastic, but it has to lead to strikes if we’re going to beat this government”.

The demonstration will march right past the Tory conference venue and finish with a rally at Manchester’s biggest hospital.

The Unite union has booked a special train from London, and coaches are being booked from all around Britain.

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Tue 30 Jul 2013, 17:24 BST
Issue No. 2364
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