Sunday, 4 March 2007

500 march in Oxford against health cuts

Over 500 people attanded a demonstration in Oxford last Saturday ( 3rd March). The brightly coloured demonstration included three giant bananas symbolising new Labour's health policy.

Demonstrators carried NHS Together flags and union placards denouncing cuts, redundancy and privatisation. Workers from community hospitals, blood services, dentistry, learning disability, mental health and the Oxford Radcliffe hospital marched alongside council carers, printers, civil servants, car workers, pensioners and healthcare students. People received greetings from colleagues from Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

The rally took many short speeches from those involved local campaigns and there were strong calls for a national protest against the attacks on the NHS.

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