Supporters of the National Health Service and all those who want to defend jobs, services and a decent welfare state will be marching in Manchester to deliver a clear message to Conservative Party Conference that we mean to Save Our NHS from cuts and privatisation.
A march and rally have been called by the North West TUC, backed by unions and NHS campaign groups. They'll be assembling at Liverpool Road (M3 4FP) from 11am, and marching to a rally in Whitworth Park.
The 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 - many of whom like Circle are also Conservative Party donors.
The event will also raise concerns about the wider effect that government economic policies are having upon communities across the UK.
Unite will be running buses from Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and possibly Ayr and the Borders should numbers allow us to do so.
Please email Liz Stevenson on firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline.Jeffrey@unitetheunion.org for members coming from West of Scotland including Ayr and Dumfries and Galloway stating which location you will pickup the bus, how many places you will need.
Glasgow City UNISON is organising at least one bus to Manchester. If you are "fairly definitely" interested in travelling to Manchester please register your interest with Glasgow City UNISON by telephoning 0141 552 7069 by Thursday 19th Sept (5pm).
PCS Scotland have now booked a bus (33-seater) from Glasgow to Manchester
Details as follows: Departs: Cochrane Street, Glasgow at 04.00hrs.
Departs: Manchester at 15.30hrs. (pick-up point still to be confirmed)
Some seats may be available. Contact Fiona Low FIONAL@pcs.org.uk 0141 225 5150
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