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Human Rights, Industrial Action, RVH, Strike, Unite with tags falls road entrance, health care workers, kevin mcadam, monday 13 october, protest, protest 11am, RVH, Unite on October 8, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars
Yesterday, 7/10/14. Health Care workers voted to stage a three and a half hour walk-out on Monday 13th October. The strike is due to Health Minister Poots and Stormont’s constant failure to make any kind of a pay offer to our highly valued Health Care workers. Health Care workers, despite providing an essential service to the community, are in the disgraceful position of being among the most low-paid workers in the north of Ireland. Doubly disgraceful is the fact that many Stormont ministers and politicians spend more money on dining out on a daily basis than many Healthcare Workers receive as their weekly pay or monthly salaries!
Unite, the Trade Union that represents a significant section of Health Care workers, regional lead officer for Health, Kevin Mcadam, has stated that,
“It is regrettable that our members are being forced into taking this action in order to obtain the one per cent pay increase recommended by the independent NHS Pay Review Body. Our members will always put patient-safety first and therefore proper emergency cover will be provided; however, we will not tolerate employers demanding additional cover for non-emergency work.
“Repeated surveys highlight the fact that staff give an average of eight hours unpaid overtime to the NHS every week. In addition to the strike, our members will be withdrawing this unpaid cover in a work-to-rule which will commence for four weeks from midnight on 13th October to midnight on 9th November.This action will see our members simply arrive at work on time and leave on time, taking standard meal breaks. Members will not exceed their contractual working arrangements. We are asking them to not write notes outside of paid hours as this is work. We realise that as a result of staff cuts the NHS has become dependent on the goodwill of our members but this will now be legally withdrawn.”
Join the Protest! Support the Healthcare Workers!
The protest in support of the Health Care worker’s walk out at the RVH will take place at:
The Falls Road Entrance to the RVH
It will begin at 11 am on Monday 13th October
All support is welcomed!
Support the Health Care workers – Don’t let them Fight alone!
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Great International Day of Solidarity and Struggle – Unconditional release for all political prisoners in India – Dublin 25th January 2014Posted in Human Rights, India, Maoism on January 4, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars
(Statement supplied by international supporters of Marxist/Leninist Maoist political prisoners in India)
Great International Day of Solidarity and Struggle for the unconditional release for all political prisoners in India on 25th January 2014, Dublin.
There are over 10.000 Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Prisoners languishing in India’s jails. They have been imprisoned for resisting the imperialist exploitation of India’s natural resources and their efforts to thwart rising fascism. Most have been interned through draconian legislation designed to protect the ruling class from a growing MLM movement sweeping over the Indian nation.
Many of the prisoners are feminists who fought against the huge escalation of rapes which are ordered as a weapon of war by the Indian Government and are carried out by the armed and police forces of India and their paramilitary proxies and conducted under the supervision of the worlds so called super powers. ”In jails the prisoners face every kind of harassment, torture, denial of bails, inhuman living conditions, arbitrary transfers, brutal assaults and punishments of solitary confinement, and often the detained women are raped.”
The level of abuse, terror, degradation and torture they are incurring imprisoned cannot be put in to words. These POWs must be unconditionally released. This is only possible through sufficient international pressure being applied upon the Indian regime. Operation Green Hunt by the Indian Government is backed by many imperialists. It’s aim is to wipe out the Maoist Liberation struggle in India. Assassinations, disfigurement, rape, torture and blanket internment have exceeded any brutality ever witnessed before. These people are impoverished peasants; they must fight 1000 wars a day just to survive and those battles before they can even contemplate engaging the state. The ruling class aided by international lackeys, use the most brutal evil to break them. We cannot let them suffer alone.! It’s aim is to wipe out the Maoist Liberation struggle in India.”
(Further details to be released shortly)