Posted on Monday, 28th February 2011 by admin2

  Having spent most of last week furiously denying False Economy’s NHS job cuts figures, the government has finally conceded that the number of clinical jobs in the health service could fall, but it took a Dimbleby to beat it out of them. Andrew Lansley: The number of nurses and midwives has gone up since this [...]

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Posted on Saturday, 26th February 2011 by admin2

The ‘Sunderland Against the Cuts’ city centre stall went well today. Lots of people signed the ‘Save Sunderland’ petition and hundreds of leaflets were distributed for next week’s demonstration. Can anyone lend us a battery-operated amplifier for next week’s demonstration? (See Events, 5 March) Contact Gary: sunderlandleftunity@gmail.com or 0788 165 6064

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Posted on Thursday, 24th February 2011 by admin2

There was a good turnout for the Northumberland PSA-organised lobby at Northumberland County Hall yesterday afternoon. Over 300 council employees from throughout the County, together with representatives from community groups (such as the North East Pensioners Association) and support from the two local Labour MPs, gathered outside County Hall  with union banners to show their [...]

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Posted on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 by admin2

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust anticipates cutting 700 staff posts between 2011 and 2014. The Trust will acquire local Community Health Services in April 2011, at which point it will employ 8,000 staff. While workforce plans have yet to be finalised, they are likely to include 20 percent cuts in the number of [...]

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Posted on Monday, 21st February 2011 by admin2

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has told workers based outside the UK they will no longer have the right to remain members of the UK-based Unite union. As part of the same move, union members at the International Secretariat in London have been given three months to agree these new terms or face derecognition. The [...]

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