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Issue 8 of our quarterly tabloid newspaper – just 1,500 left

Full of information for campaigners and union activists.

You can access all 12 pages online here and order your printed copies now for local campaigning.

This issue features an exclusive article by Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth. For fastest delivery, order now online and pay by bank transfer or cheque here.

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ORDER NOW for our next issue, no.9, to be published early January 2018 - order now to ensure prompt delivery!

Join Us – Affiliate NOW for 2018

Major national affiliates now include UNISON, Unite, NEU (Teachers’ union) and FBU. But for strong campaigning we need local union branches and regional bodies to affiliate along with campaigners. The Green Party has also just affiliated – and we welcome CLPs and other Labour Party bodies. HCT remains non-party, but very political – join us now!

Key dates for campaigners in 2018

Our affiliates meeting on December 2 decided to build support for THREE major days of activity in 2018:

MARCH 3: Regional action and demonstrations in response to Winter crisis and supporting NHS unions’ PAY CLAIM.

MAY 12: National TUC demonstration on workers’ rights: we aim to build an NHS contingent.

JULY 7: The Saturday after the NHS 70th Birthday (July 5) – we aim to work with Peoples Assembly, health unions, Labour and other parties to build a massive show of support in a national event.

Details are being worked out and discussed: keep the dates, and watch this space!

CALENDAR of events

Tuesday 19th December 2017
08.00

Protest outside Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 9RS
Kings College Hospital Unite Branch says NO NO NO! NO TO AN IMPOSED CHAIR at KING's!
NO TO CUTS AT KINGS
Kings has a funding shortfall of £98 million, has significant debts and pays over £5Om per year in PFI fees.

We demand that the debts are cleared and proper funding restored.

NO TO SPECIAL MEASURES
We want our hospital back. We want managers who care about Kings and who are willing to work with staff, unions and local people to improve our services.

No Maybots here!

We are demonstrating outside Kings College Hospital next Tuesday 19th December from 8am with a rally at 10am
Come join us.
Bring banners and your friends.

Monday 1st January 2018
11am - 4:30pm

NORTHERN CONFERENCE
St. George’s Conference Centre Great George Street
LEEDS LS1 3BR

Speakers include

John Lister, Editor of Health Campaigns Together
Vivek Kotecha, Centre for Health & the Public Interest
Natalie Ratcliffe, Unison organiser & Hands Off HRI
Alex Scott-Samuel, Chair of the Socialist Health Association

plus health workers and lots of fantastic, grass roots campaigners from the north!

Conference free - donations for lunch

Open from 10am for stalls, coffee, registration. Pre- registration not essential but it would be a big help with managing space and catering if you can let us know you are coming.

Contact leedskonp@yahoo.co.uk or tel 0113 2622800

Download the flier, with full details



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