OVER 150 health workers packed into a lunchtime meeting at King's College Hospital in south east London on Monday of this week to hear all three contenders to be Labour's candidate to be London mayor. It was the largest meeting at King's in many years. Ken Livingstone received the warmest applause. Frank Dobson was barracked by one union shop steward for his role in privatising health workers' jobs through the hospital's PFI scheme.
- London mayor hustings. Speakers: Frank Dobson, Glenda Jackson and Ken Livingstone. Wednesday 19 January, 7pm, Ross Wyld Hall, Waltham Forest. Supported by Waltham Forest UNISON, FBU Group Two Eastern Command, Whipps Cross Hospital UNISON, Waltham Forest NUT.
MSF MEMBERS in the union's London region were set to start their court battle on Thursday of this week to win their right to vote over Labour's candidate for London mayor.
The Labour Party ruled last November that MSF members could not vote because the union paid its affiliation fee too late.
- Lobby the high court, Thursday 13 January, 9am, the Strand, London WC2.
- Messages of support and donations: London Region Defence Campaign, 10 Hart Grove, Southall, London UB1 2UW.