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Health workers lobby over cuts

by Gill George, Amicus national executive member (pc)
Issue No. 1983

Health workers lobbying parliament on Tuesday (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Health workers lobbying parliament on Tuesday (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Hundreds of health workers, members of the Amicus union joined by some of their colleagues in the Unison union, lobbied MPs on Tuesday of this week.

The lobby, called by Amicus, was opposed to the government’s plans to fragment the NHS. It also criticised job cuts in the health service as NHS trusts face crushing financial deficits.

The size and militancy of the lobby was testimony to the hard work put in by the union to make it a success. Primary care workers such as health visitors and speech and language therapists were particularly well represented.

We need to take the health workers’ fighting mood back into our workplaces.

For more on the fight to save the NHS see Shropshire towns rise up for the NHS

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Sat 14 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1983
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