Support the striking Calderdale Hospital NHS Staff pickets 24th November

Following their half-day strike last October, NHS staff are staging a second 4 hour strike, 7-11am on 24th November.

All who appreciate the staff who care for us, our friends and families when we are ill, are welcome at the pickets to show support for the strike.

The pickets will be at the main entrance to Calderdale Royal Hospital, the A&E entrance and the entrance just down the hill from the A&E entrance. Continue reading

Excellent public support for striking #NHS staff in #Calderdale and #Huddersfield

The entrances to Calderdale Royal Hospital were picketed by striking NHS staff this morning between 7-11am, with many passing cars honking their horns in support.

Members of Unison, Unite, GMB and the Royal College of Midwives stood in the rain handing out leaflets, to explain that years of frozen pay and deteriorating working conditions are making it impossible to retain staff and to care properly for patients. Continue reading