Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/980/26816

From The Socialist newspaper, 31 January 2018

Northern health campaigns conference discusses the fightback

NHS

NHS   (Click to enlarge)

Mike Forster, Health Campaigns Together vice chair (personal capacity)

Around 150 delegates crowded into the first and very successful Health Campaigns Together northern conference held in Leeds on 20 January.

Almost 30 active campaign groups were represented from Leicester to Liverpool and Newcastle.

Instead of numerous platform speakers, we invited each region to share their campaign stories. Around 15 people spoke including Socialist Party members from Cumbria, Newcastle, Leicester and Mansfield. The conference was especially inspired by reports of victories at Glenfield Children's Heart Centre and Chatsworth.

The afternoon was given over to workshops but was first addressed by our guest speaker from Northern Ireland, Pat Lawlor, speaking on behalf of public sector trade union Nipsa.

Pat lifted the conference with his report of highly successful community and union pressure to stave off Belfast health cuts.

Workshops reflected the huge scope of health campaigners' work from the workplace, legal challenges to building campaigns.

The conference was rounded off with a call to support the 3 February day of protest with local actions outside hospitals in at least 20 areas, as well as the London demo. Plans are now underway to support the 12 May TUC demo and the 70th anniversary NHS rally in July.

We plan to hold annual conferences in the north to broaden and organise campaign groups across all our regions.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 31 January 2018:


Save our NHS

NHS: use the 3 February protests as a launch pad for a mass movement

NHS we're ready to fight

Northern health campaigns conference discusses the fightback

8,000 strong petition opposes closure of Sheffield health services

Labour NHS rally reveals horrors but offers no way forward

Leicester NHS protest


Opinion

Trump as Nixon: urgent questions about press freedom and the state

Capitalism v cricket


Women's liberation

For workplace trade union organisation against sexual harassment

Presidents Club sexism scandal: what you thought

100 years since women won the vote


Socialist Party workplace news

Victory for Hackney school cleaners!

Local government workers' reps reject 2% pay offer

University workers' walkout for decent pensions

Merseyrail protest

Supermarket's slash jobs - union fightback needed

Cammell Lairds strikers demand improved pay and conditions


Socialist Party news and analysis

Labour civil war re-erupts over Haringey regeneration project

Tory infighting escalates - workers' action can oust them

Failing academy chain strips school assets - end academisation!

Capitalists fear for their system at Davos

Majority of kids poor in some areas


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fat cat vice chancellors schooled by Brum students

Confident London Socialist Party conference discusses key issues

Your newspaper fights with you: help fund it with May Day greetings

Bristol anti-cuts campaigners debate alternatives to the cuts


International socialist news and analysis

Stop the war on the Kurds

Sudan: Free Mohamed Satti

Vienna: 50,000 march against racism and austerity


 

Home   |   The Socialist 31 January 2018   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Health:

triangleShocking new data on declining life expectancy

triangleBlood transfusion scandal

triangleYork health workers say no to privatisation

triangleBig drugs companies dodge 3 billion pounds in tax

trianglePOA walkout over government failure to make prisons safe

Newcastle:

triangleHundreds of Newcastle United fans attend Mike Ashley Out meeting

triangleFight against billionaire Newcastle boss Mike Ashley continues

triangleGuards continue fight against driver-only operation

triangleNorthern Rail guards continue fight against driver-only operation

Leicester:

triangleLeicestershire: stop the cuts to our hospital services

triangleMore party than protest, but great response to socialist ideas at Leicester Pride

triangleCompulsory redundancies stopped at Leicester University

Demo:

triangleProtesting Trump's visit - action around the country

triangleConfronting the FLA pro-Trump demo - build a workers movement to defeat the far-right

Cuts:

triangleBirmingham Socialist Party: Can our council fight the cuts?

Hospitals:

triangleLeicester lobby calls for consultation on NHS closure plans

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

12/10/18

Film

Peterloo film exposes bloody nature of capitalism

12/10/18

Universal Credit

New anti-poll tax type revolt needed today

10/10/18

Fighting Fund

Finance - a crucial component of socialist campaigns

10/10/18

Huddersfield

Save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - the fight goes on

10/10/18

Leicester

Leicestershire: stop the cuts to our hospital services

10/10/18

Liverpool

Strike raises pay at Liverpool airport

10/10/18

Palestine

Palestinian solidarity: "We are not victims. We are freedom fighters."

10/10/18

Liverpool

Liverpool 47 plaque: "Better to break the law, than break the poor"

10/10/18

South Western Railway

South Western rail guards hit 18 strike days

10/10/18

Eastleigh

Cable makers strike against real-terms pay cut

10/10/18

Southwark

Another first: pub strike victory in south London!

10/10/18

Strike

First coordinated catering and courier strike whets workers' appetite for action

10/10/18

UCU

We need democratic, rank-and-file leadership to win national UCU disputes

10/10/18

Glasgow

8,000 Glasgow workers plan historic mass strike

3/10/18

Socialist Students

Enthusiasm for Socialist ideas at the freshers fairs

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999