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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 June 2021
Queues at Socialist Party stall in Cov
Coventry stall 12 June 2021 (Click to enlarge)
Adam Harmsworth, Coventry Socialist Party
The Socialist Party is out campaigning against parking charges at University Hospital Coventry, while promoting the NHS protest on 3 July. We have had a fantastic response from the community.
On 5 June, we got around 100 signatures in just two hours. On 12 June, people queued to sign the petition, including a dozen NHS workers. It was non-stop.
That builds on the over 4,000 signatures we already have. People hate the parking charges. All we hear is: "Disgusting; ridiculous; daylight robbery; sick; greedy bastards."
One woman today told us when she had her baby she had to pay charges of £150. A nurse told us she pays £50 a month to park at work.
It is absolutely clear that the public overwhelmingly rejects the idea of charging to park at the hospital, and the PFI privatisation that brought them about, while they clearly support the NHS and its workers.
- End all hospital parking charges
- End all PFI schemes and privatisation, renationalise the NHS
- A 15% pay rise for all NHS workers
- For a fully funded, socialist NHS
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In The Socialist 16 June 2021:
Trade unions and workplace
Left candidate needed for Unite general secretary election
Majority of BFAWU members vote to break from Labour
Right lose control in Unison NEC election
Sparks win victory!
Engineers in fourth week of strike action against huge fire-and-rehire attacks
Leicester University workers strike against redundancies
PCS conference 2021: Divide between union leaders and rank-and-file exposed
Socialist Party to the fore at Unison LG conference
Redbridge school walkout over victimised union rep
Underpaid and overworked - NHS workers say: 'Enough is enough'
Now is the time to fight for the NHS
Save Leicester General Hospital
Will Biden's new foreign policy change the direction of US imperialism?
Tamil Solidarity asylum victory
Who represents the Palestinians?
International solidarity protests
Make vaccine technology public, nationalise big-pharma
Schools need resources to tackle 'routine' sexual harassment
Neonatal leave introduced: Unions must fight for extensions and full pay
Beth Roper inquest: Train company failures ignored
Birmingham Clean Air Zone a tax on the poor
Johnson's G7 hypocrisy
Campaigns and party news
Enfield byelection: We need councillors prepared to resist
Queues at Socialist Party stall in Cov
National finance meeting
Women's health matters
Books that inspired me: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists
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