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16 June 2021

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Coventry stall 12 June 2021

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.

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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


NHS

Underpaid and overworked - NHS workers say: 'Enough is enough'

Now is the time to fight for the NHS

Save Leicester General Hospital


International news

Will Biden's new foreign policy change the direction of US imperialism?

Tamil Solidarity asylum victory

Who represents the Palestinians?

International solidarity protests


News

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

Pandemic homeless


Campaigns and party news

Enfield byelection: We need councillors prepared to resist

Queues at Socialist Party stall in Cov

National finance meeting


Readers' opinion

Women's health matters

Books that inspired me: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

Readers' comments


 

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