Right to Protest Victory for Great Ormond St strikers


After a protest outside the courts on Wednesday, the strikers have won the right to mount an effective protest. This is a victory given the current climate with the State’s aim to crack down on all protest in its Police Bill.

Message sent to UVW members.

“Last week’s draconian restrictions against us were dropped after tough negotiations with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We can now protest and picket again in support of the striking security guards, but with some ground rules.

We had been banned from singing, dancing and waving banners within 200 metres of the hospital. We can now sing, dance and wave banners anywhere, but there are some restrictions within 50 metres, including using amplifiers and sticking to designated areas. We will be seen and heard by the wealthy GOSH trustees.”

We refer you to the new court order for full details.

For more info about the campaign see: https://www.uvwunion.org.uk/en/campaigns/