NHS pay demos, Saturday 8th August, and Builder’s Crack movie now online

Two quick updates:

Saturday 8th August will see protests by NHS workers and their supporters across the country in response to the government leaving them out of an already-measly public sector pay increase:

NHS workers across the country are organising a wave of protests on Saturday 8th August demanding a 15% pay increase paid from 1 December 2020, in order to start recovering a decade of lost wages.

From the organisers: “We are calling on NHS staff and supporters to join us to send a clear message to the government. We do not accept your plans to exclude us from the public sector pay increase, and we will make ourselves heard until you listen.”

An online rally will also be taking place from 11:30am to 1pm for anyone who cannot join outdoor protests.

The following list will be updated over time as more events are organised. If possible, view the Facebook event to ensure that times or details have not changed.

Basildon | Assemble 11am at Basildon University Hospital
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/908612586298526/

Bournemouth | Assemble 11am at The Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280258143255638/

Birmingham | Assemble 11am at Victoria Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/745407806290592/

Bridgend | Assemble 10am at Princess of Wales Hospital
Facebook event: TBA

Brighton | Assemble 11am at Royal Sussex County Hospital (Eastern Road)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/723638475142141/

Bristol | Assemble 11am at College Green
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627616574541437/

Cambridge | Assemble 11am at Parker’s Piece
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209331673812340/

Cardiff | Assemble 11am at Senedd
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284537349441925/

Chesterfield | Assemble 11am at Town Hall
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310373143669614/

Cornwall | Assemble 11am outside Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro (alongside the A390 roundabout)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1316347398555772/

Coventry | Assemble 11am at Swanswell Park and Pool
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/984093035442695/

Derby| Assemble 11am at Council House
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Doncaster | Assemble 11am at Nigel Gresley Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/688545988396648/

Dorchester | Assemble 12:30pm at the Town Pump
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306247593873711/

Eastbourne | Assemble 11am at Hampden Park
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377008596597743/

Edinburgh | Assemble 11am, Scottish Parliament Building
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/295330008217451/

Glasgow | Assemble 11am at Glasgow Green
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2637139446550485/

Hastings | Assemble 11am at Conquest Hospital
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2609748695959270

Hull | Assemble 12pm, Hull and District Trades Council
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064655007240421/

Ipswich | Assemble 11am at Christchurch Mansion, Christchurch Park
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/648475509105668/

Inverness | Assemble 11am, Inverness City Centre
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323255162050469/

Leeds | Assemble 11am, City Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209086270503009/

Liverpool | Assemble 11am, St George’s Hall
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212987350017033/

London  | Assemble 11am at St James Park, march to Parliament Square via Downing Street
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573203316679624/

Manchester | Static socially distanced demo | Assemble 10:45am at Piccadilly Gardens
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314333879929387/

Medway | Assemble 11am near the White Lion, Chatham High Street
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658810674724890/

Merthyr | Assemble 11am at Merthyr Fountain
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/281385352962327/

Newcastle | Assemble 11am, Newcastle City Centre
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1979989188799202/

Norwich | Assemble 11am Chapelfield Gardens
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212461936777493/

Nottingham | Assemble 11am at Brian Clough Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698242090534929/

Oxford | Assemble 2pm at Bonn Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582738165944844/

Peterborough | Assemble 11am at Cathedral Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283404592991877/

Portsmouth | Assemble 11am at Guildhall Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/303760290964149/

Plymouth | Assemble 11am at Plymouth Hoe
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2690224574553482/

Sheffield | Assemble 11am at Barker’s Pool
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3168968803198745/

Southampton | Assemble 11:30am at Guildhall Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/613783932905050/

Swansea | Assemble 11am at Castle Gardens
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/4196842477054867/

Also, the long-lost “Builder’s Crack” movie, about rank-and-file construction workers organising in the 90s, is now available to view online along with a brief discussion, the full thing is around 30 minutes long:

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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