The future of our NHS – Reasons to be fearful 1, 2,……..10!

11 01 2015

Big Up the NHS

B6s3N2sIMAEU2GLEvents of the last couple of weeks can leave nobody in much doubt that the NHS is struggling this winter. But does this signal the death of the NHS, as the tabloid press is spinning it, or is it just a temporary blip as the government would have us believe?

The answer lies, as always, somewhere between the two but I believe that a perfect storm is brewing. We require urgent and decisive action or we will see the end of the NHS as we know it before the end of the next parliament – regardless of who wins in May.

The NHS is part of the fabric of our nation and the vast majority of the public have not yet accepted the message that its future is really under threat. After all it is among the most efficient and effective healthcare systems in the world. How could we…

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Miners, Unions and The Durham Gala

8 01 2015

Durham Community Support Centre

On February 4th 2015 there will be a one day educational event organised by UNITE Community with contributions from:

Dave Wray A former striking miner and now writing about the history of the gal

Carol Stephenson a senior lecturer at Northumbria who has written about women,  the Strike and the Gala


John Stirling a trade union educator who has written about the future of unions.

The day will look at the past of the gala; why the Gala is still here when so many others have died; the future for the Gala and the Unions

The day will be an interactive one with plenty of opportunity to share experiences and opinions alongside the presentations.

The event will be held at the Durham Miners Association Red Hills, Durham. At the moment definite times have yet to be confirmed but it is envisaged that it will run from 10.30 am to 4.00pm.

All are welcome to…

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