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Issue No. 2025

Peterborough and Stamford hospital trust

Maintenance workers in Amicus at Peterborough and Stamford hospital trust are being balloted for industrial action over pay.

They have been transferred onto the new pay structure and given a pay banding which means that they will earn about £3,000 less than other similar workers around the country.


Hands around Llanidloes hospital

Some 1,000 people formed a human ring in the “hands around Llanidloes hospital” protest last weekend. The protest was called to oppose cuts to Llanidloes, Knighton, Bronllys and Builth Wells hospitals in mid Wales, aimed at clawing back a £3.5 million deficit.

At Llanidloes, all 18 beds could close, as well as maternity services.


Warwick hospital march

Over 300 demonstrators marched through Warwick last Sunday in a protest at the downgrading of the local hospital. The new hospital at Walsgrave in Coventry, built through the private finance initiative, is acting as a regional super-centre and is now threatening services across Warwickshire and beyond.

Andy Pettit


Yunus Bakhsh campaign

Support suspended union activist Yunus Bakhsh.Yunus, was suspended from work at the end of September. E-mail protests to Alan Hall, director of North of Tyne Health Trust: alan.hall@nmht.nhs.uk


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Sat 4 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2025
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