Southwark speech therapists strike against job cuts

Submitted by Matthew on 9 February, 2011 - 2:32

On Thursday 3 February Southwark speech therapists struck in protest at cuts to jobs and services that are being proposed.

The therapists provide critical support to children and their families who have language and communication difficulties.

Under the proposed cuts 11 out of 35 staff will lose their jobs in March. This will almost certainly be followed by more job loses when the Primary Care Trust which employs the therapists is abolished.

The strike was well -supported with over 20 therapists on the picket line on Thursday morning. The strike was preceded by a rally on Wednesday evening where the strikers received support from other speech therapists in Lambeth and Islington. There are no plans for further action at the moment.

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