Unite’s Assistant General Secretary issues call on the NHS’ 72nd birthday
Unite’s Howard Beckett has marked the 72nd birthday of the NHS with a video tribute both to our health service and to the more than 400 health staff who were killed by the coronavirus as they fought to save patients – and a call for this country to properly protect and respect them.
Beckett highlights privatisation, underfunding and the abuse by the Tories of student nurses who joined the coronavirus front line as indicators of a government determined to run down and parcel off this country’s greatest achievement:
Publishing the video on Twitter, Beckett added:
Could anyone who really cares for the NHS – even if only after the sacrifice of its staff for the health of the nation – disagree?
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