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Defend Phil Billows

Issue No. 1817

HOSPITAL campaigners and health workers were set to hold a lunchtime rally on Thursday of this week.

They are fighting the huge planned PFI scheme at the Barts and Royal London Hospital trust and in defence of Unison union branch secretary Phil Billows. Phil has been suspended from his job and barred from trust premises. Campaigners believe this is a clear attack on trade union rights and an attempt to stop the resistance against PFI.

Hospital workers in Unison are currently balloting in an indicative vote about whether they are prepared to strike to defend the union if Phil is sacked.

Rally - Defend Phil Billows, Keep Our Hospitals Public, 1-2pm, Thursday 12 September, on the steps of the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road.

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Sat 14 Sep 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1817
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