Victory for Dorset Health Campaign! Community rejects pathology privatisation.

The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it” – Aneurin Bevan.

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The people of Dorset have seen off the piratisation parasites and foiled attempts to flog off the Dorset county hospital’s pathology lab to private contractors out of the county.

Street theatre by Bridport Unite Community Branch outside Dorchester hospital ahead of its board meeting on Wednesday.

The directors caved in to the avalanche of public outrage over the profiteering scheme. Demonstrations have been taking place outside the hospital for a year and a petition gathered over 11,000 signatures. This is one up the shitter for ‘evil Oliver’ Letwin the bloodsucking M.P. for West Dorset whose manifestation is anticipated in Bridport next month.

Discussions began in July 2013 to sub-contract the service to South West Pathology Services in Taunton – See more:

In August, 24 Dorset G.P.s wrote to the Echo:

“The innovation of electronic reporting means we can receive a result in the late afternoon from a sample taken in the morning. This is great for patient care. There is no intention from local GPs to destabilise or undermine our local service by forcing competition and making a market where none is needed.”

In September a row erupted over a proposal to spend three and a half grand training the governors and appoint a spokesperson to stop them giving the game away to the media.

On Monday midwives at Dorset County Hospital will strike over an ‘insulting’ one percent pay rise. The Royal College of Midwives estimate that if their members, who rely on food banks to survive, began billing the NHS for the 13 hours of overtime they clock up on average over a few weeks, it would increase their pay packets by one percent anyway.

The NHS was built by the working class for the working class. Drugs and medical equipment are made by workers not capitalists. Cleaners, doctors, nurses, midwives, porters and technicians are workers. It belongs to us, it’s not a source of revenue for the socially useless. Keep your filthy grasping bourgeois hands off it!

Dorset Eye report

To celebrate, here’s a song about vampires:

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Autonomy Film show in Bridport: Sunday 7th October 2012.

7.00pm for 7.30pm, St. John’s Ambulance Hall, Rax Lane, Bridport.
£3 entry (less if you’re skint)

Our future film dates, Bridport
Sunday 11th November, 2012.
Sunday 9th December, 2012.

Other Events
25th September South Somerset Peace Group meeting
Speaker; Chris Cole from the Drone Campaign.
Minster rooms, Illminster.
All welcome – entry £3, including tea/coffee and biscuits.

2nd October: Bethlehem – A city besieged

St Andrews Hall, Yetminster, DT9 6LG.
7.30pm

5th October Lectures on Everything
Speaker; Aviva Tolkovsky,  ‘New Ideas About the Life and Death in the Brain’
Marsh Barn
West Bay.
8.00pm, £6 entry.

Mass action against EDF’s plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point:

Sat 6th October Bridgwater Town Centre March & Rally
Assemble King Square 11.30 am
March through town centre 12.30am
Rally at Cornhill with speakers, videos and music 1.30pm

Mon 8th October Day of Action at Hinkley see http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk

Fri 5th – Tues 9th Camp near Hinkley Point

To co-ordinate lifts to Hinkley or to join the film list: autofilm1@gmail.com

DWP have started blocking FOIs on workfare.

One of our comrades submitted the following freedom of information request:

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please could you provide a list of organisations signed up to
provide unpaid work placements under the mandatory Work Activity
and Mandatory Work Programme schemes as referred by Jobcentre Plus,
and the name of the linked providers in the Poole and Bournemouth
area.

Here’s the reply he got – after 2 weeks!

Well what do you fucking know!

They’re rattled, because it’s working!

Update – here’s another:

Mental health bulletin!

You wouldn’t want to live next door to one would you?
Check and see if there’s a fascist in your neighbourhood.

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