Saturday, 12 March 2016

Support doctors standing up to Tories’ health cuts 1st March 2016

Doctors need your support: next Wednesday and Thursday, visit doctors and their supporters on a picket line near you. (Background  here ) or come to Thursday’s public meeting called by King’s doctors.  Full details below.  The government’s housing bill spells the death of council housing. Leafleting sessions and details of a demonstration are also given below.


Thursday 3 March
7-9pm. Public meeting called by local junior doctors to mobilise the local community in support of their strike action against Tory plans to impose an unfair contract on junior doctors and, more broadly, to destroy the NHS as public service. At Albrighton Community Centre, 37 Albrighton Road, East Dulwich Estate, SE22 8AH. Contact about the local campaign.

Saturday 5th March
10.30am onwards. Don’t Steal Our Libraries! Demonstration in Lambeth.
Protest to defend Lambeth libraries under threat of closure. Assemble Windrush Square, Brixton, SW12 1JQ. Leaflets, links to online petition and other info here.

Saturday 5th March
12.30 -1.30pm. Stall to leaflet and petition about the Housing Bill. Meet outside Co-op, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8HJ. If you can help, contact the local Defend Council Housing campaign at Details about the campaign are here.

Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 March
8am-12noon. Protest in support of junior doctors (also on 6 & 7th April and 26 & 28th April). Assemble corner Bessemer Road/Denmark Hill SE5 (or go to your nearest hospital). Information at BMA Website here. Sign a petition here. To arrange for a doctor to speak to TU members at your place of work or union branch meeting, or to send messages of support contact

Saturday 12 March
1-4pm.  Health workers’ open meeting: ‘Junior Doctors Can Win: How Can We Take The Fight Forward In The NHS’ At SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG. Speakers include Yannis Gourtsoyannis – University College Hospital London BMA junior doctors’ committee (pc). See the Facebook page for the event here.

Sunday 13 March
12noon. National Demonstration: ‘Kill the Housing Bill - Secure Homes for All - Control Rents - Homes for People not Profit. Assemble at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A3TL. Map. Facebook event here. If you can help with publicity, contact the local Defend Council Housing campaign at Details about the south campaign are here and the national campaign here.

Monday 21 March
7pm. Organising meeting of Southwark Trades Council. Agenda items include current campaigns against cuts in Southwark. Open to delegates and observers. Venue: 160 Tooley Street SE1. For more information, write to


Saturday 16 April
National People’s Assembly March for Homes, Health, Jobs, Education. End Austerity Now. Assemble: 1pm, Gower Street / Euston Road, London NW1. See Facebook event here.


Save Southwark Youth Service. The original proposals for cuts to Youth and Play would have seen a reduction of £2.5m, or 73% of the entire budget. Following the energetic campaign of local youth, service staff and their supporters, the council has reduced this to a cut of 44%. The closure of youth centres is still likely. Over 100 full and part time jobs will be reduced to around 40. More info here and here. Send messages of support to 020 7525 3600 or e-mail: