We had a really good celebration and protest on Saturday 3rd July at our NHS 73rd Birthday event with around 60 people turning out despite the rain AND almost constant beeps of support from passing cars and buses too.
There was over 70 similar events around the country as part of a NHS Day of Action for pay justice, funding the NHS and ending privatisation, organised by ‘Keep Our NHS Public’, ‘Health Campaigns Together’, ‘NHS Staff Voices’ and ‘NHS Workers say No’.
We listened to some really good speeches, ate delicious homemade cakes, had a few chants and gave out leaflets.
It was great to work with Ealing TUC and have the support of MPs Virendra Sharma, Rupa Huq and GLA member Dr Onkar Sahota.
There was a really good turnout from all our lovely campaigners and supporters and we were also joined by Dr Mona Kamal of NHS Voices, GMB Medirest Rep Binrajah, Ealing Reclaim Social Care Action Group, local Councillors, Southall Community Alliance, Stand Up to Racism and the Green Party.
We certainly did show that we “Love Our NHS and Ealing Hospital” and want them properly funded and we want a decent pay rise for our brilliant NHS Staff!
London Demonstration: Although we couldn’t join the London Demo on 3rd July you can see some of the photos and read a good article on the National Day of Action here.