The CSP will be joining other unions, campaigners and NHS supporters on 29 September at a rally and march in Manchester to demand that the government stop its policies of competition and cuts.
The ‘Save Our NHS’ event, which also highlights the need for policies that promote jobs and growth, coincides with the Conservative Party conference.
Donnie Anderton, a NHS physiotherapist and CSP steward in Manchester, will be among those attending.
He says: ‘I’m angry as there are so many alternatives to austerity, yet the coalition government continues along the same path.
‘I am attending this event as I want the Tories to see that we as a country are not happy with this, that we do not feel that they are with us when they say “all in it together”.’
Juliet Wilson, a recently retired physio and long-time CSP steward in Cumbria, will also be there.
‘I will be marching in Manchester to ensure the Tories get the message that the NHS must be defended, free to all at the point of access, and must not be fragmented or privatised,’ she said.
For all other details, including affordable transport options, and downloadable posters/leaflets, visit the TUC website. The CSP will cover any reasonable travel costs CSP members incur over £30.
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