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17 April 2013
Waiting for Labour leader Ed Miliband to arrive in Stroud as part of his whistle stop election tour of the South West, one person asked which direction he was coming, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
10 April 2013
Saturday 6 April saw around 300 people march through the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, against plans to reduce night time staffing at the town's A&E, writes Gregory Mouat, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
17 October 2012
The area reserved for members of the public was packed for the Board meeting of NHS Gloucestershire on 15 October, writes Sue Powell.
20 June 2012
Over 100 protesters rallied outside Stroud General Hospital on 16 June before marching into the town centre, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
25 April 2012
NHS hospitals have been told to make deeper cuts by the health regulator Monitor. They said last year that hospitals should make cuts of 4.6% from 2013. But in a letter to NHS hospitals Monitor now says...
21 March 2012
Stroud Against the Cuts has recently had a campaign and legal success in slowing down the privatisation of the county's NHS through the transfer of 3,000 NHS staff and community services to a social enterprise or Community Interest Company
15 March 2012
Following an extensive campaign and judicial review that was unfavourable to them, Gloucestershire county council (GCC) has been forced to redress its cuts programme through public consultations
15 February 2012
Sell-off setback!: "What a result, fantastic news," said one email from a local NHS worker after Gloucestershire anti-cuts campaigners won a High Court victory against NHS privatisation, writes Chris Moore
14 February 2012
With only a quarter of care homes owned by local authorities, the rest - run by private companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations - generally pay much less to staff than the public sector, writes Sue Powell
28 September 2011
The Gloucestershire Echo recently ran a feature on the pros and cons of going on strike to defend pensions, Socialist Party member Rob Bishop put the position for the strikes, against the arguments of a local Tory MP
26 September 2011
500 people marched against plans by NHS Gloucestershire to transfer 4,000 staff, 9 hospitals and many services to a Social Enterprise Trust or Community Interest Company
21 September 2011
Fury is exploding in Gloucestershire as anti-cuts groups are campaigning to stop the transfer of 4,000 NHS staff out of the NHS
3 August 2011
Outside Stroud general hospital, Gloucestershire, there were angry shouts of 'keep out the private profiteers' from over 100 protesters on 28 July, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
2 February 2011
Stroud: On a march organised by Stroud Against Cuts and Gloucestershire Trades Council, the small town echoed to the sound of 500 anti-cuts protesters determined to oppose the cuts agenda of the coalition government and Tory-led county council...
15 December 2010
On 10 December, over 300 people attended a public meeting held at the Miners Welfare Hall, Cinderford, to show their anger and disgust at proposed closures of libraries throughout the Forest of Dean, writes Lee Hyett, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
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