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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 June 2021

Fight to save our NHS

Reject the 1% pay insult

Trade union action for 15%

Fight the health and care bill

Demonstrating to save the NHS

Demonstrating to save the NHS   (Click to enlarge)

Holly Johnson, Sheffield organiser, NHS Workers Say NO! campaign

NHS staff are angry. We face continuous mistreatment and devaluation of the essential work we do. The Tory government has shown that it has no intention of addressing the staffing crisis, and does not prioritise patient safety.

NHS staff are demoralised after years of underfunding, poor working conditions and struggling to make ends meet. On Saturday 3 July there will be over 50 demonstrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the NHS, bringing focus to three major issues - pay, privatisation and safety.

We are fighting to make sure that staff are not worked to exhaustion, and that our patients receive the best possible care, in the safest possible environment.

For many NHS workers, the pandemic has highlighted pre-existing issues we face, and people are realising that enough is enough.

We need to show we are not going away and are ready to fight alongside NHS staff when the government announces its predictably miserly pay deal.

NHS workers are becoming more organised, building power in the unions and fighting for what we are owed. We need to see bold and decisive union leaderships that give confidence to members to fight. We need united action across the health unions, and to build support across the whole of the trade union movement. This is vital in the fight to save our NHS!

We can win for the NHS, we can give confidence to the rest of our class, we can push the Tory government into another U-turn and open the doors for other workers to improve their conditions. The fight for the NHS is everyone's fight.

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In The Socialist 30 June 2021:


What we think

NHS after 3 July protests Trade unions must organise serious action


NHS

Fight to save our NHS

Royal London Hospital

Fight the health and care bill

Keep private hands off NHS patient data

We don't want a USA-style healthcare system


Railways

Post-pandemic railway battles loom

East Mids train guards strike


News

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Hopeless Hancock replaced

Millionaires multiply during pandemic

Dalian Atkinson - police found guilty of killing ex-footballer


Biden police reform

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Support Sharon Graham for Unite general secretary

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Unite members step up action against bullying Mungo's managers

Sandwell Leisure workers: No to 'fire and rehire'


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German Greens: The image and reality


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Brighton: Moulsecoomb strike against academisation

York residents demand land for local community needs

Young Socialists march in London

Pride is a campaign, not a business opportunity


Readers' opinion

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Readers' comments


 

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