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Angry about cuts? Worried about privatisation?
Support the NHS? Join the march!
#ItsOurNHS national demo - Saturday 4 March, 12pm, Tavistock Square, London, WC1
The NHS was founded to provide healthcare for everyone. Yet increasingly, cuts mean NHS services are becoming 'no longer viable' or harder to access. The BBC reckons two-thirds of hospital services in England are about to be scaled back.
Not surprising when government plans, called sustainability and transformation plans, will result in a massive £22 billion cut in NHS spending over the next five years - about a fifth of the overall NHS budget.
Workers do everything humanly possible to keep the NHS going but there's only so much they can do to stave off the "humanitarian crisis" taking place.
That's why campaigners and workers will unite on 4 March to protest in defence of the NHS. Campaigners who recognise that their threatened local service is one of many and workers who, while fighting for proper pay and conditions, also recognise this is a fight for the very survival of our NHS.
The biggest health union, Unison, is the latest to back the march, succumbing to the huge pressure from its members who are at the coalface. Junior doctors will be on the demo, a year on from their heroic struggle against unsafe conditions.
Join them and join us to tell NHS bosses, NHS-cutting politicians and the privateers that we are going to fight to save our NHS.
- Join the 4 March demonstration
- No to NHS cuts and the sustainability and transformation plans
- Scrap the private finance initiatives and kick the privateers out of the NHS
- A decent living wage for all NHS staff
- Coordinate national trade union action to defend the NHS
In The Socialist 22 February 2017:
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