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Really important demo in London this Friday for a decent pay rise for healthworkers – without which we are looking at the complete collapse of the NHS. Healthworkers are ready to fight – but they need all of our help and support too. Hopefully after watching this 3 minute video you’ll be joining them in marching on Downing Street …
Statement from London healthworkers:
“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 3% IS AN INSULT! NOW IS THE TIME TO FIGHT!
MARCH & DEMO THIS FRIDAY 30TH JULY @ 1700HRS
ASSEMBLE AT UCLH (4pm) AND ST.THOMAS’S HOSPITALS (5pm) TO MARCH ON DOWNING ST
The 3% award from the government is an absolute insult and will cause more injury to an already overwhelmed NHS. Staff have gone above and beyond and have shown their worth during the pandemic and now they are on their knees.
This offer makes clear that the government do not intend to invest in the future of the NHS or it’s staff. We are heading into another wave and have billions on waiting lists and we simply cannot do this without urgent prioritisation of recruitment and retention and to address the 100,000 vacancies we have.
Patient care and safety will be continued to be compromised and we will take all necessary actions to fight for their safety, our working conditions and to protect the NHS.
A NATIONAL DEMO HAS BEEN CALLED FOR SEPT BUT IT’S VITAL WE SHOW THE GOVERNMENT & OUR UNIONS WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING THIS & WILL STRIKE IF NECESSARY”