NHS IN CRISIS - FIX IT NOW
March and Demonstration
The CWU is fully supporting this demonstration in support of the NHS and has advised all Branches via a Letter To Branches (LTB051/18) of the details of the event.
The demo is being organised by the People's Assembly and involves a march from Gower Street (WC1) to Downing Street. The CWU will have a bloc on the march, congregating on Gower Street by the large CWU balloons from midday.
The People's Assembly website, has this information:
The #NHSWinterCrisis has now descended into a perpetual year round crisis. A crisis that has brought staff to their knees and patients languishing and even dying in overcrowded waiting rooms and hospital corridors.
It doesn't have to be this way.
When headlines report there is a "third world" crisis in the 6th richest country in the world, let's be clear and call this what it is: an entirely manufactured political crisis by the Tories.
It is time this Government stops blaming patients, nurses, doctors, immigrants, flu and the elderly for their shortcomings. It's time they start listening to the country who is sick of empty promises from the mouths of cowardly politicians. The Tories must heed the call of the public, staff and patients alike who demand that #ourNHS is not only funded properly but brought back into public hands away from the waste and demands of shareholders and bankers' bonuses.
On the 70th year of the NHS we created - we demand that #ourNHS is given back! We must end the NHS crisis now.
Join the demonstration, called by the People's Assembly and Health Campaigns Together, on Saturday 3 February, 2018
Source: CWU / People's Assembly / C Ingram