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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 October 2010
Save Buttercups nursery
NHS workers and parents are fighting the planned November closure of the Buttercups NHS Nursery at the North Staffordshire Hospital.
The staff are some of the hardest working and lowest paid in the NHS and many have worked at the nursery for many years, as opposed to the private sector where the staff are often less qualified and the turnover is high.
The nursery provides pre-school care for NHS staff and other members of the public.
Hospital officials say they can no longer afford £250,000 in annual subsidies to keep it open. However, staff and parents have questioned this figure since they pay very similar levels for the nursery places as in the private sector.
In 2009/10 the hospital made a surplus of £5.3 million. £1.7 billion is being paid to 'rent' the new 'super hospital' from private owners. This is almost five times what it cost the 'owners' to build it.
Please help parents and NHS staff fight this decision. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask hospital management to reconsider.
Andy Bentley Stoke Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 6 October 2010:
Defend Child Benefits
Tories turn clock back
Students must fight back
Campaigning Socialist Students win support
YFJ and PCS unite against cuts in Leeds
Socialist Party editorial
National Shop Stewards Network and the struggle against Con-Dem attacks
National conference called against cuts in jobs and services
No excuses for not fighting cuts
Thousands tell Tories: 'No cuts'
Paying below the minimum
Bristol MPs fail to answer young workers' anger at PCS debate
Meetings and protests against the cuts
Labour councillor's contempt for care centre users
Save Buttercups nursery
Protests on October 23 to fight the government's spending review axe
News in brief
Socialist Party workplace news
Solid strike by Tube workers
Time to strengthen RMT's fighting leadership
Support TSG strike
Health and Safety
Warning: this government could seriously damage your safety
Europe: fighting the cuts
Spain: workers demonstrate their strength
Ireland: a socialist alternative to the crisis
Portuguese workers win the promise of a general strike
Internationalism against austerity: 100,000 demonstrate in Belgium
Why you should come to Socialism 2010
Socialism 2010 - a weekend of discussion and debate
International socialist analysis
Chávez wins majority but right-wing gains ground
Socialist Party review
Made in Dagenham
Nuneaton: community must organise against racism
Leicester: action needed against EDL
Campaign defeats BNP in Stroud
The Socialist 6 October 2010 |
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