South West - Event Notice
Saturday December 01 2012
Start Time: 11:00 AM
WE ARE ONE NHS - Bristol Demonstration 1/12/12
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Wednesday November 07, 2012 15:42 by Nathan Wagstaff nmwagstaff at gmail dot com
OPPOSE THE SOUTH WEST PAY CARTEL
Join the protest on Saturday 1st December, assembling at 11:00 at College Green and ending in a rally at Castle Park at 12:30.
The NHS that we know and love is under threat. One of the biggest challenges is the pressure to cut costs and make savings. This has resulted in 20 NHS Trusts across the South West, including University Hospitals Bristol Trust and North Bristol Trust, paying £200,000 of tax payer’s money to form the South West Pay Terms and Conditions Consortium which is proposing radical changes to pay and conditions and the creation of a regional pay system.
Plans published by these employers envisaging changes which could cut pay, terms and conditions for nurses and other healthcare staff by up to 15% demonstrate yet another example of how working people are being forced to bear the brunt of cuts to vital services.
This will be bad for the NHS, bad for patients and bad for all NHS staff across the UK.
Local pay hurts the local economy, compromises patient safety, seriously damages staff morale and creates instability in the workforce at a time when the NHS is going through unprecedented change.
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, UNIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS!