Monthly Archives: January 2016

Support our junior doctors and student nurses

JUNIOR DOCTORS PROTEST NO 3
SATURDAY 06 FEBRUARY 12 Noon
Waterloo PlaceSW1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1738871523011454
STUDENT NURSES BURSARY OR BUST CAMPAIGN
“WALK OUT WEDNESDAY” 10 FEBRUARY 10-11am
Following the fantastic demonstration of NHS students on 09 January against the threat to remove NHS student bursaries, student nurses are planning a week of action including a walkout between 10 and 11am on 10 February to coincide with the possible doctors’ strike
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539284669715402

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Public Meeting with Junior Doctors and NHS Students

Solidarity with The Junior Doctors and NHS Students.
Save Our NHS
Public Meeting – Saturday 23 January, 2-4pm
Speakers* :
Dr Amira Shamsiddinova, BMA rep Whipps Cross
Jenny Leow, Student Nurse, Campaign to Save Student Bursaries.
Esme Choonara, GMB union, London Ambulance Service
Charlotte Monro, staffside unions Whipps Cross
* All in a personel capacity

Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow E17 7BY (off Walthamstow Market)

Despite re-entering talks in good faith, the government have failed to provide junior doctors with reassurances on key areas around contractual safeguards and anti-social hours. Junior Doctors have therefore been forced to call further strike action to stop a new contract being imposed which would be bad for doctors, patients and the NHS.
The contract changes to unsocial hours payments will result in Doctors facing pay cuts.
But this dispute is about more than pay
The removal of safeguards on hours risks exposing patients to doctors working dangerously long hours. Unsafe working practices risk patients’ lives.
If they get away with this the Tories will impose new contracts on all NHS staff.
The government has widened the assault on the NHS, threatening to cut bursaries for student nurses and other health care students. From 2017 courses will be fee paying meaning over £50,000 debts for a three year degree: students will be paying to work ! These attacks on pay and conditions pave the way for more privatisation. We need to support the junior doctors and health care studentss to defend our NHS

Come to the meeting and share this message widely.  Please use the attached poster on your noticeboard at work or in your local shop or Cafe.  j.doctors_flyer (3)

 

Whipps Cross Junior Doctors Strike

Junior Doctors at Whipps Cross went on strike for 24 hours on Tuesday January 12.
They maintained a lively picket throughout the day, supported by other health workers, local unions and members of the public.

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They were surprised by the level of public support, with constant beeping from passing traffic and a stream of donations of food and drinks. We were there with our banner and are committed to support them for as long as it takes.