Earlier this year we saw a step change in the co-operation between boroughs and the trade unions within them to protect our NHS. The campaign by some councillors and NHS campaigners in the borough of Redbridge, who had long fought for the retention of Accident and Emergency services at King George’s Hospital, became a wider movement. It was the actions of activists in the Trade Union Councils of Barking & Dagenham and Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and others that stung the other councils into action. These councils have now woken up to the fact that the closure of a hospital outside their borough would have a detrimental effect on the performance of the hospitals within their borough and that their constituents actually crossed borough boundaries for their health support.
The Greater London Association of Trades Union Councils (GLATUC) had a supporting role in this and wants to continue to do so. To this end GLATUC has organised a meeting to discuss in an open forum ways in which we can work together in the future not only in supporting our NHS but in all areas where our members have a common interest.
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Committee Room 1, Barking Town Hall IG11 7LU