Solidarity with junior doctors!

As junior doctors in England made preparations for a historic 48-hour strike, the Socialist Party in Swansea held a campaign stall in solidarity and support of their defence of the NHS.

The junior doctor contract has not been changed in Wales and strike action is not planned this side of the Severn bridge. But armed with petitions, copies of the Socialist and leaflets, six members called on the Swansea public to ‘show their solidarity to the junior doctors taking strike action in England.’ The response was overwhelming.

One junior doctor working in Wales pointed out that this was everyone’s fight. Doctors work across the borders of the UK and attacks to the NHS made in England this year can spread to Wales next year.

We sold 30 copies of the Socialist and raised £30 for the fighting fund.

Claire Job, Swansea Socialist Party