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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2021
Exeter Trades Council backs NHS protests
Protest in against degrading of Devon NHS in Exeter, 3.12.16, photo Sean Brogan (Click to enlarge)
Exeter Trades Council has agreed to support the demonstration in Exeter on 3 July. The time for clapping our NHS staff is over. Clapping does not put food on the table or pay the rent! The miserable proposed offer of 1% is an insult to staff. With inflation already running at over 2% - this would mean a pay cut. During more than ten years of austerity, many NHS workers have lost over 20% of pay in real terms. There are reports of staff leaving the NHS in droves due to exhaustion and feeling under-valued. Waiting lists stand at a record five million. The Tories and their cronies have made millions. It is time to stand up and defend our NHS!
Exeter Trades Union Council will join with Keep Our Health Public, Health Campaigns Together and NHS Workers Say No, to support the 15% pay demand for NHS staff, fight privatisation and demand safe conditions for everyone in the NHS.
Sean Brogan, Secretary Exeter Trades Council and Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 23 June 2021:
What we think
Chesham and Amersham by-election
NHS in crisis - 'It's time for action'
Outsourced London hospital workers fight for better pay
Leicester private healthcare tragedy
Exeter Trades Council backs NHS protests
Northern Ireland and Brexit
Sacking non-vaccinated care workers will not save lives
Furlough reduction risks job losses
Building back better? Fight for a socialist recovery
Anti-protest bill breaches human rights
Tories deliberately underfund childcare
Unite general secretary contest: Vote for Sharon Graham
NSSN conference 2021
NSSN conference 2021: When given a lead workers will fight
Women and the criminal 'injustice' system
Tory review won't deliver justice for rape victims
Iran's presidential election
Are Biden's immigration policies a break with Trump's?
Interview with newly elected Unison NEC member and hospital worker
Gateshead: Bosses sack sparks protesting for safety measures
Oaks Park school strike against bully bosses
Leicestershire engineers' fifth week of strikes against fire and rehire
DVLA dispute: Escalation needed
Warehouse workers fight 50% cut in redundancy pay
Carmarthenshire: Fighting for trade union recognition at council-owned company
TUSC calls for local 'People's Budget' campaigns
Youth Fight For Jobs: more urgent than ever
London Socialist Party young members' day school
'Socialism is the hope of the world'
Fighting Fund target smashed!
Book review: Shuggie Bain
Response to Observer article on China
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