Lobby Southend Council – Stop Mental Health Cuts

Lobby Southend Council 6pm, Thursday 23rd April.

Meet on the steps of the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue.

Staff and service users have mounted a campaign to save a mental health therapy service being axed by Southend Council.

The cuts were hidden in this year’s council budget but will cost five jobs and slash a service which many people with mental health problems and their carers rely on.

Organised by Southend UNISON

Help Stop TTIP Privatisation treaty

Help petition to stop the TTIP privatising trade treaty

11am – 1pm,  Saturday 18th April. Meet under the railway bridge in Southend High Street. This is a session of petitioning and leafleting organised by 38 Degrees and Keep Our NHS Public. it is part of a national day of action.
The TTIP trade treaty threatens to open up the NHS and other public services to even further privatisation. Global companies could be able to sue governments for stopping them making a profit!
There’s more information and links on the 38 Degrees website at https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/ttip_home

Save Mental Health Therapy Services!

*** Saturday 11th April – Petition to Save Mental Health Therapy ***

Southend Council plan to cut a service offering support for people with mental health problems and their carers. Southend UNISON together with service users has organised a petition to the Council.
Join us from 11am till 1pm on Saturday 11th April under the railway bridge in Southend High Street to give out leaflets and collect signatures on the petition. The petition is aimed at the council meeting of 23rd April so we need to get as many signatures as possible.
UNISON and supporters will also be lobbying the following meetings in defence of the mental health therapy service:
*** Tuesday 14th April Lobby People Scrutiny Committee, meet 6pm on steps of Civic Centre ***
*** Thursday 23rd April Lobby Full Council, meet 6pm on steps of Civic Centre ***
All welcome to these events to help save this vital service!

Keep Our NHS Public Stall 29th November


Dear All,
Southend KONP are having a stall in Southend High St(under the bridge)
on Saturday, 29th November from 12 noon to 2pm. With the closure of
wards, cutting of staff and longer waiting lists for appointments to
see hospital consultants, the Con Dem government is stepping up the
attack on the NHS. Join us in the fight back against NHS cuts and
privatisation, helping in the distribution of leaflets and publicising
our campaign.

Norman Traub
Secretary, Southend KONP

Keep Our NHS Public – Southend Cuts Leaflet


New leaflet from Southend Keep Our NHS Public


Click here to read the latest: Stop GP and Hospital Cuts


Southend Strike Rally 10th July

*** Public Sector Strike Thursday 10th July ***
Joint Trade Union Rally, 12pm, Southend High Street(outside Odeon)

The UNISON, GMB and Unite unions in local government, the PCS union
representing civil servants, the National Union of Teachers and the Fire
Brigades Union are
all on strike on Thursday. #J10Strike

We urge all our supporters to look out for local picket lines and show their
solidarity with striking workers. The issues include pay, pensions and working

We also urge you to try and join the Southend rally at midday outside the
Odeon, where strikers from the different unions will come together, hear
speakers and talk to the public.

You are also welcome to join UNISON members at 11:30am outside the Civic
Centre in Victoria Avenue, for a short march down to the High Street rally.

Bedroom Tax and Benefits Justice Day of Action – High Street Event

Saturday 5th April

12-2pm at Victoria Circus

(outside Smiths and Odeon)

Join us for leafleting, petitioning and protest – Axe the Bedroom Tax! Benefits Justice not Bankers’ Bonuses!

Organised by Southend Against The Cuts


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