Nurses to march in Barts protest
Student nurses and other healthcare workers are expected to march through the city of London tomorrow evening as part of a protest against proposed cuts to posts.
Protesters are due to assemble at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel at around 5pm before marching to Barts Hospital in the city.
Both hospitals are part of the Barts and The London Trust, which last month announced that it was seeking to shed 635 posts, including 250 nursing positions, in order to try and meet the government’s demand for efficiency savings.
The trust is one of several in the capital to publish plans to cut posts over the last couple of months.
The protest has been dubbed “Day X for the NHS” by its organisers, which include the union Unite and the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public.
The Trades Union Congress and Unison have also organised a major rally against the cuts in London on the 26 March.