Hastings Solidarity has been organising actions to support the junior doctors on strike at the Conquest Hosital. Before the January strike day we set up a stall in Hastings with help from members of Unite and Unite Community and asked people to leave messages of support on two giant cards – in the space of an hour we collected nearly 200 signatures!
Then we took the cards up to the picket line on 12 January to show the junior doctors that Hastings supports them. There was a good turnout in the bitterly cold wind, with lots of support from people driving past. The doctors said that it really inspired them and they’re going to put the cards up in the Doctors’ Mess at the hospital so everyone can see.
We made some good links and shared ideas for the next strike day. Solidarity in action!