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Workplace and protests round-up

Issue No. 2411

March calls for social housing

The focus E15 mothers led a vibrant and lively march though Newham, east London, last Saturday.

Up to 150 joined the protest which was in support of social housing.

Roddy Slorach


Anti-cuts protests mark NHS birthday

Some 180 people came together to mark the NHS’s birthday outside Charing Cross hospital in west London last Saturday.

They protested against plans to close the A&E, intensive therapy and stroke units and cut over 300 acute beds at the hospital.

Anne Drinkell


Protesters demand adapted housing 

Protesters marched to the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s civic office last week in support of a mother’s demand for adapted housing for her disabled son.

More than 100 people joined Ruby Nash’s protest to raise awareness of the lack of housing for disabled children.

Des Mannay


Disabled activists block London road

Disabled People Against the Cuts (Dpac) held a 4th July Independence Day “tea party” on Friday of last week against the closure of the Independent Living Fund.

They protested and blocked the road outside Westminster Abbey, opposite parliament.


Shut down the refugee prisons

Some 50 protesters marched around the perimeter of Harmondsworth immigration detention centre last Saturday.

The protest called by Movement for Justice was demanding an end to the detention of migrants.


Getting ready to Stand up to Ukip

Around 35 people attended a meeting in Doncaster on Thursday of last week to plan for the protest at Ukip’s conference in Doncaster on 27 September.

The meeting was attended by trade unionists, including a striker from Care UK.

standuptoukip.org


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Tue 8 Jul 2014, 17:30 BST
Issue No. 2411
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