This is a message from Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, Britain and Ireland’s biggest trade union. See also the message of support from Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of PCS.
The NHS, built by our forebears, sits at the heart of our communities today.
This government has no right to take this beloved institution from the people of this country.
Their Health bill is unwanted. The changes are untested. They do nothing to put the patient first or deliver equal health improvements. What they will do is shatter the one institution which for decades has cared for the people of this nation regardless of income and hasten its fall into the arms of the privateers.
Time and again health professionals have warned that this bill will cause inequality and division. But the government refuses to listen.
Little wonder then that people are asking what will it take to defend our NHS?
Peaceful protest by individuals may now be the only way to get this government to stop.
So Unite commends UK Uncut for challenging this bill. This government must not to be allowed to take from us what is ours. It is our National Health Service. We must not let them destroy it.
Join UK Uncut and members of Unite, PCS and other unions as we Block the Bridge, Block the Bill this Sunday.