Archived Articles - 2014
UNISON SUPPORTS THE PEOPLES' MARCH FOR THE NHS
30th July 2014
The Peoples' March is a perfect opportunity to build support for the NHS and to join up with amazing NHS campaigners across the country. Following the basic route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade, the people's march for the NHS will head to Parliament. On route it aims to make the public aware of what the coalition government has been doing to our NHS and what has been happening to our hospitals and health services.
It's really hard to passively watch the rapid dismantling, privatisation and destruction of our beloved NHS. First we had the Health & Social Care Act, then Section 75 and more recently Clause 119 of the Care Bill, the Government have legislated to open the NHS to the open market. We believe every penny saved in the NHS should go back into improving and developing our NHS. We dont want to see private companies operating in the NHS under the heading of 'efficiency' when we know they are accountable to their share holders who are only interested in maximum profit before patient health care. Join the march for a mile or two, join it for ten or the full 300 miles, just be part of the fightback.
The Peoples' March arrives in Mansfield 5.30pm Weds 27th August for a rally in the Market Square, then marches to Nottingham on 28th, hopefully passing Highbury Hospital, before rallying on the Forest Recreation Ground at 5.30pm
We hope all members will show this the support it deserves