Secretaries at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham staged a protest last week against proposed job cuts. As part of a plan to merge the cities two hospitals 1,184 staff will be made redundant, including 120 administrators. It’s understood that agency-based typing pools would be used as replacements. The QMC and Nottingham City Hospital have said that £60 million must be saved to balance the books after merger.
Initially nervous protestors staged a noisy protest and received support from passing motorists. They were joined by medical staff throughout the day. This action comes in the run-up to a planned regional demonstration in Nottingham on 23 September. The demo starts at 10 am from the Forest Recreation ground and has been organised by Unison and the Royal College of Nursing.