This is a message from Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of PCS, one of the country’s biggest trade unions. UK Uncut supported PCS and other unions on the June 30th strike with the Big Society Breakfast.
UK Uncut has described the threat to our NHS as an ‘emergency’ and it is absolutely right.
The government’s Health and Social Care Bill represents the gravest threat to the NHS, one
of our nation’s finest achievements, since its foundation.
On behalf of PCS, I offer full support to UK Uncut and believe that, from those early sit-
down protests in Top Shop and Vodafone to broader campaigns in defence of the NHS, its
activists have been an inspiration in how they have shifted the debate about public spending
and public services.
Peaceful protest and civil disobedience have a long and proud history in this country, and
are a perfectly legitimate response to plans that no one voted for and no one wants.
This protest will send an important message of support to the brilliant doctors, nurses and
other healthcare workers who work day in, day out to make our health service the envy of
the world. And an equally important message of opposition to a Tory-led government trying
to unpick all of this.
Activists from UK Uncut were there when civil servants, teachers and lecturers took strike
action on 30 June, and we are there for them now as they seek to keep our NHS public.
Public and Commercial Services Union
Join UK Uncut, members of PCS and other unions as we Block the Bridge, Block the Bill this Sunday.