Our National Health Service is at breaking point.
On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS.
Continued pay restraint has since the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone.
Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. The Government’s latest plans for Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in reality just a smokescreen for further cuts and it’s latest instrument of privatisation.
We must march together, sending a clear message to the government; “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”
Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public coach, 6.30am Chorlton Street coach station, Manchester city centre. Tickets £20 waged, £10 low/unwaged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number to book your place.
Coaches are also departing from Bolton and Rochdale Contact us for more information.
Unite, PCS and GMB, and several Unison branches, are organising their own transport. Contact them if you’re a member.
Even if you can’t make it on the day you can still show your support by making a Donation – mobilising for this demonstration is expensive and we operate on a shoestring! Can you / your union or organisation make a donation to GMKONP? Contact us if so.
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