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Thursday, August 29, 2013, Issue 68

SoR urges members to 'Save Our NHS'

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The SoR is urging members to support the Save our NHS march and rally which will take place in Manchester on Sunday 29 September.

The Society will join thousands of trade unionists to tell the Conservative Party conference to 'save our NHS' as anger mounts at the effects of cuts, privatisation and the increasing fragmentation of the health service.

Marchers will speak out for jobs and services as they bring their opposition to austerity to the opening Sunday of the Manchester conference.

People from across the north west and beyond are urged to join the three-mile march, which will begin on Liverpool Road near the Museum of Science and Industry at 11am.

At 12.30pm, the front of the march will set off via Deansgate and John Dalton Street for Whitworth Park, where the rally will take place – opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary – from around 2pm.

The full listing for the rally is still to be confirmed but will include a range of national and local speakers, including TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady.

Save Our NHS is being organised by the North West TUC and unions in the region. There has been close co-operation with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council to ensure that it is a safe and family-friendly event.

The September protest will highlight the impact of huge job losses and spending cuts across the health service, as well as the rapid sell-off of the most lucrative parts of the NHS to private healthcare companies.

The SoR hopes to have a strong presence at the event, so please email your interest to Paul Bromley.

Find all the latest updates about travel, meeting points and posters.

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