Monday, 17 September 2012

350-strong March from Woolwich to Save the NHS

Lynne Windeatt  of Greenwich & Bexley Trades Union Council writes: 
The Save Our Local Hospitals campaign was launched last Saturday September 15th with a 350-strong march from Woolwich town centre to Charlton comprising of local trade unionists - PCS, GMB, UCU, RMT, NUT, Unite and Unison, health campaigners from "Keep Our NHS Public" and "We Love the NHS", the local Labour Party, Greenwich & Bexley Trades Union Council, the Bromley pensioners group  and members of residents associations.
Speakers included Eltham Labour MP Clive Efford, Candy Udwin from "Keep Our NHS Public" and Andy Prendergast, a local GMB Official, all demanding that the government back down from any privatisation and/or closure plans for the three hospitals under threat - Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich, Queen Mary in Sidcup and Princess Royal in Bromley.
The march was loud and lively with constant chants to save the NHS.  The day was summed up by a local young female health worker at the Charlton Park rally who pledged that "we are not going to take this lying down".

The government’s plans to privatise and fragment our NHS are taking shape in South London including Bromley areas Lewisham West and Penge. Local doctors are forming a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in the locality. Add your name at 38 Degrees petition to your local doctors here  

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1 comment:

  1. Brilliant March
    The fightback has BEGUN!