Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/32763

Posted on 5 July 2021 at 15:01 GMT

A Socialist Party press release, 5.7.21

London 3 July NHS protest, 2021. Photo by Paul Mattsson

London 3 July NHS protest, 2021. Photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Tories deliver second slap in the face to NHS workers

Protest at parliament to stop the Tories' Health and Care bill

On Saturday at towns and cities all over the country NHS workers were joined by their local communities at protests to defend the NHS from privatisation and for a decent pay rise, rejecting the 1% insult the Tories have proposed.

And the very next day the Tories delivered slap in the face number two with their declaration that they will proceed with their new Health and Care Bill.

If it is like the White Paper it will mean:

This is the reward for 16 months of NHS staff working themselves to exhaustion to save lives. More juicy contracts bunged to the Tories' big business mates with even less scrutiny and transparency than before.

At the protest in London on Saturday, NHS worker and newly elected member of Unison's NEC Naomi Byron said, in a personal capacity:

"Our response needs to be as determined as they are. Unison should call a demonstration outside parliament when the Health and Care Bill is discussed, and call a national demonstration in the autumn to demand withdrawal of the Health and Care Bill and back up the campaign on pay."

Tomorrow Tuesday 6th July at 2pm Socialist Party members and NHS workers will protest outside Parliament when the Bill is announced as a warning to the Tories and to back up that call for trade unions to call a major protest when the Bill is debated.

Fight the health bill

Fight the health bill   (Click to enlarge)

ENDS

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • We must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 






Related links:

NHS:

triangleSocial care funding needed now

triangleBarking NHS: "Sorry, please try again later"

triangleUnite health members say no to 3% and vote for action

trianglePay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages

triangleBromsgrove protest for NHS fair pay

Socialist Party:

triangleCamden Socialist Party: The economy - will inflation become a problem again?

triangleWest London Socialist Party: Youth demand a future

triangleSouth East London Socialist Party: Food production and the need for socialism

triangleSouth West London Socialist Party: After the protests, what way forward for Cuba?

Socialist:

triangleSocialist Party in Unite: After Sharon Graham's victory - building a fighting left in Unite

triangleHackney & Islington Socialist Party: COP26 climate summit - just hot air?

triangleHackney & Islington Socialist Party: The Chinese revolution 1925-27

Press:

triangleSocialists, including Labour MP, spied on by police and security services

triangleContact tracer speaks out: privatised system 'in chaos'

Tories:

triangleCynical Johnson government no friend of workers

Protest:

triangleLondon protest for Texas abortion rights

Health:

triangle60 steelworks scaffs march in second week of all-out strike

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

13/10/21

Government

Cynical Johnson government no friend of workers

13/10/21

Pay

Workers need a pay rise

13/10/21

Pay

Fight for the pay rise we deserve

13/10/21

Covid

News in brief

13/10/21

Government

Social care funding needed now

13/10/21

Climate change

Build a mass working-class climate movement with socialist policies

11/10/21

Socialism

Socialism 2021 event: 19-21 November 2021

6/10/21

Universal Credit

Tories plunge millions further into poverty

6/10/21

Police

Sarah Everard trial reveals police abuse of power

6/10/21

BFAWU

Bakers' union disaffiliates from Labour

6/10/21

Capitalist

Railway bosses cook the books in another capitalist market failure

6/10/21

Climate change

Capitalist climate hypocrisy

6/10/21

NHS

Pay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages

6/10/21

Capitalism

Capitalism's economic instability in the 'new normal'

5/10/21

Capitalism

Pandora leaks put capitalism in the dock

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: [email protected]

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 077 7221 5281

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999