Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol staff take strike action

 Strike action involving 31 staff employed by Addaction is set to go ahead after Acas talks did not reach a resolution to their dispute on Wednesday. A 100% vote for strike action was prompted by Addaction’s failure to keep its promise to pay staff the NHS rates for the job. Their union UNISON says that … Continue reading Wigan and Leigh drug and alcohol staff take strike action

Free For All – Tue 4th Dec

  Powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving storytelling. GMKONP are staging a production of ‘Free For All’ at Stockport Labour Club on 4th December, at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. Banner Theatre’s Free For All pays tribute to a health service still rated the most efficient and successful in the world. … Continue reading Free For All – Tue 4th Dec

Bolton hospital staff to stage 48hr strike

Hospital cleaners, catering staff and porters will be among the staff joining a 48-hour strike at Royal Bolton Hospital from 7am on Thursday 11 October, to demand pay parity. They are employed by a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, but are not being paid the wage increase that was agreed … Continue reading Bolton hospital staff to stage 48hr strike

NHS Crisis Protests – Wigan/Trafford/Manchester

Details of protests: Wigan: Friday 19 January, Wigan town hall (time TBC) Trafford: Tuesday, 23rd January 6.30 pm, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road Stretford M32 0TH Manchester: Tuesday 30 January, 10am Manchester town hall All around Greater Manchester a series of demonstrations demanding action to fix the NHS crisis are now being planned.  Lobbies outside … Continue reading NHS Crisis Protests – Wigan/Trafford/Manchester

National Conference – Saturday November 4th

Campaigners’ Conference Saturday November 4, 11.00-4.30pm Hammersmith Town Hall, W6 9LE Our NHS and Social Care in Crisis FIGHTING BACK – TO WIN This is a campaigners' conference, to update and share information and experience from the fight to defend our NHS against cash-driven cuts and privatisation. It will have no status to debate or … Continue reading National Conference – Saturday November 4th

STP National Day of Action, 3 December 2016

Many, many thanks to all of you who have written to councillors to request the Sustainability and Transformation Plans and appendices be published on the Council websites. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-plans-to-dismantle-our-nhs Resistance to publishing the financial, activity and workforce appendices to the plans is widespread, and even an FOI has been rejected. The shift away from NHS accountability … Continue reading STP National Day of Action, 3 December 2016

Don’t Privatise Mental Health Care for our Most Vulnerable Children

Protect Trafford Children’s Health Trafford Council (and Pennine Care) are trying to keep their plans for the most vulnerable children in the borough, away from Trafford residents.   As part of their new, vamped, Children’s Services, they plan to remove all clinical psychology support from the “Keep Families Together and Fostering Plus” (KFT & F+) … Continue reading Don’t Privatise Mental Health Care for our Most Vulnerable Children

National NHS Demonstration 4th March 2017

HCT is calling a national demonstration in London on 4th March . We believe the time has come to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the NHS and anger and opposition to the destructiveness of Tory policies. Sat 4th March is going to be a big demonstration. With Britain’s biggest union, Unite, already … Continue reading National NHS Demonstration 4th March 2017

Simon Stevens in Manchester Tuesday 15th November 6.00pm

Simon Stevens together with his managment consultant and government friends is one of the architects of the devastating cuts now sweeping the NHS. The crazed plans to cut £billions from NHS jobs and services will be a disaster for patients and staff alike. The further involvement of private healthcare companies, possibly including Mr Stevens’ previous … Continue reading Simon Stevens in Manchester Tuesday 15th November 6.00pm

Manchester Deserves Better – mental health service update

You will probably know by now that all the mental health services in Manchester which were threatened with closure are to remain open.  The Manchester CCGs and Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust backed down just a couple of weeks before the services were due to be shut.  They decided not to contest legal … Continue reading Manchester Deserves Better – mental health service update