Attached are flyers in respect of the Whipps Cross protests and the TUC Demo.
The first leaflet promotes the Whipps Cross Campaign. “The Stroke unit and the Inter-care service have suffered serious and damaging cuts and the Trust are seeking to make another 12.5% cuts in the budget. We estimate that could mean the loss of up to 1,000 workers. The hospital is in a critical state due to the under staffing, under-resourcing and the consequent bullying, as shown by the Trust’s decision to discipline the UNISON branch chair at the hospital, Charlotte Munro.
This is our local hospital. It is important to all of us that live in and around Waltham Forest. We have to fight to save all the services that are available there. The campaign is asking for UNISON members, their friends and families to attend the Main Gate protest which will be at the Whipps Cross Hospital main gate on Monday 16th September from 5pm and the March from Whipps Cross Green by the roundabout bus stops to the Town Square in Walthamstow on Saturday 21st September. This will set off at 12 noon from the Whipps Cross Green.
Please do your best to support both events and join us and march with our branch banner to show how important Whipps Cross Hospital is to you.”
“999 – Answer the Call for Your NHS: The NHS is in crisis, the Tories are selling it off bit by bit and all of us will be seriously affected. UNISON believes that this demonstration called by the TUC is the most important event of the moment. The march takes place in Manchester on 29th September 2013 from 11am and will finish with a rally. The march will take us past the Tory Conference and will give us the opportunity to let the Tories know just how seriously we take their attacks on our NHS. It will demonstrate just how important the NHS is to ordinary people like me and you. This march has to be an outstanding success.
UNISON in Greater London is laying on free train travel for a limited number of members. Of you wish to be considered for this free travel please let the branch office know as soon as possible. I expect to be returning names for the train on Friday 6th September. The train will leave from Euston around 8:30am and return at around 7pm.
If we cannot get the train then we can use the Waltham Forest Trades Council Coach, leaving Walthamstow at around 7am and leaving Manchester for the journey home at about 5pm. There is a cost attached to this of £20 for adults in employment and £15 for unwaged people.
We really need as many of you to turn up and join the branch banner for this march in Manchester, so please contact the branch office and put your name down for the trip.”