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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 December 2020

Pay freeze protest Homerton Hospital

NHS workers protest outside Aintree hospital for a pay rise on 26 August, photo Liverpool SP

NHS workers protest outside Aintree hospital for a pay rise on 26 August, photo Liverpool SP   (Click to enlarge)

Around twelve NHS staff held a socially distanced protest at Homerton Hospital against Rishi Sunak's pay freeze, on Wednesday 25 November.

The protesters were furious that, after everything workers have been through, they should be punished with a cut in pay compared to the cost of living.

Placards called for unity across the public sector, and also between the public sector and private sector, and a pay rise for all.

A speaker from Homerton Unison attacked the idea that there is no money for pay rises, when the government has wasted millions of pounds on bad contracts for PPE, which either was never delivered or was of such bad quality it couldn't be used.

They said that NHS workers oppose the pay freeze, and will stand together with their colleagues in the private sector, as they have with ISS staff at Homerton Hospital, who recently won sick pay as a result of a big union campaign.

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