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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 2006

Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham

AT BIRMINGHAM Socialist Party's city centre stall on 19 August some health workers including trainee doctors and nurses, told us they don't have jobs at the end of their training.

Clare Wilkins, Birmingham

A shop steward from Selly Oak hospital's Estates section told me his job has been TUPE transferred to the new PFI hospital being built. Other areas of services are being turned into private sector 'partnerships'. Privatisation is creeping through the hospital a bit at a time.

A woman told me her husband had gone in for a hip operation. The first time he was sent home because there were no gowns. The second time there were no instruments. The third time he fell out of bed - the hospital said there were no side bars available.

People said that there is no hope for working-class people with New Labour. One said this was the best Tory government the country has had. They agreed that we need a new workers' party. We raised 66 and sold 15 copies of the socialist.

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In The Socialist 24 August 2006:

Unite against war, terror and racism

Wars and terrorism


Socialist Party NHS campaign

"We won't be treated like dirt"

Strike ballot begins

PFI - Labour's binge profiteering

PFI scams exposed

Protests in Nuneaton

Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract

Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health

Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham

The NHS: What we say


Socialist Party youth and students

Tony Blair takes the biscuit...

Preparing for the new term

Lincoln launches anti-BNP campaign


Socialist Party campaigns

Liberal U-turn stops tenants' ballot victory

Cream for fat cats - debts for us!


Socialist Party workplace news

Visteon workers fight for their future

Prison officers vote to strike

Crown Post Offices

National trade union meeting


 

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