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National NHS Demonstration, London, 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.
‘Health Campaigns Together’ is a national network of over thirty NHS campaigning organisations and unions working together to co-ordinate action to defend the NHS.

Our National Health Service is at breaking point. On the backdrop of gross underfunding and continued cuts and closures of NHS services, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS. Continued pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone.

By March the “winter crisis” will not be over and the full reality of the STP plans will have become clearer to many more people. We believe this could be a massive demonstration, bringing together the growing number of community campaigns with the trade union movement.

Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. The Government’s latest plans for Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in reality just a smokescreen for further cuts and it’s latest instrument of privatisation.

The NHS is the single greatest achievement of working class people in Britain. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed. We must march together, sending a clear message to the government; “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”

We have arranged a free 50 seater coach to take people to this event.

Pickup will be outside the UHCW Hospital on Clifford Bridge Road at 8.30am 

A free packed lunch will be included.



January 2017


Dear Unison member


You may or may not be aware that the Trust have been reviewing the criteria for allocation of car parking passes. Communications have been sent out by the Trust, particularly in the In Touch newsletter, but we are aware these have not reached all members. We have therefore decided to write to our members to invite you to attend meetings and / or to respond in writing to new proposals for allocation of car parking passes.


At the time of writing, we expect the application process to be launched within a matter of days, and you will have 8 weeks in which to apply.


Overall we accept the need for reallocation of passes, and support a fair allocation process. Although many members will feel disadvantaged by this, many others will benefit. However, there are two issues in particular we do not agree with, and we are therefore asking for your views, which we will be happy to convey to the Trust on your behalf.


Meeting dates are as follows:


UHCW site, Clinical Sciences Building:

Monday January 30th 12 till 2pm

Tuesday January 31st 3.30 till 4.30pm

Thursday 2nd February 12 till 2pm


St Cross site, Lecture Theatre, Octopus Centre:     

                            Monday 6th February 11am till 1pm


GEH / SWFT / Burton Pathology: Please contact line manager and /or Unite rep if you are affected by this process and require any further information

Paintball Day

On Saturday 1st October, our branch held a completely free paintball day for our members at Delta Force in Coventry. Thank you to everyone who came along and also to Delta Force, who made it a brilliant day.

45,000 paintballs and 120 grenades later and we were all war weary, tired but very happy!!

What have the Unions ever done for Us?......

  • Two-day weekends
  • Eight-hour working days
  • Maternity leave
  • Retirement ages
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workplace pensions
  • Paid holidays
  • Equality laws
  • The right not to be sacked because you got married, had a baby, or became ill (strange how they're seen as similar things)
  • Pay increases
  • The minimum wage
  • Collective bargaining
  • The right for the working classes to organise themselves
  • A standard of living above that of 1850s Britain

Welfare Issues?

Contact our welfare Officer - Debbie Eaves - here



H&S Issues?

Contact our Health & Safety Officer's - Gurmit Birdee or Saf Aziz- here



Workplace Issues?

Contact your Branch Secretary here

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