March to Save the NHS

Supporters of the National Health Service will be marching in Manchester this Sunday (28 September) to deliver a message to Conservative Party conference that they mean to save the NHS from cuts and privatisation, and “defend jobs, services and a decent welfare state”.

Manchester rally picA march and rally have been called by the North West TUC, backed by unions and NHS campaign groups. They’ll be assembling at Liverpool Road (M3 4FP) from 11am on Sunday 29 September, and marching to a rally in Whitworth Park.

The protest will highlight the impact of huge job losses and spending cuts across the health service, as well as the rapid sell-off of the most lucrative parts of the NHS to private healthcare companies – many of which are also Conservative Party donors.

The event will also raise concerns about the wider effect that government economic policies are having on communities across the UK.

Coaches to Manchester are being laid on by groups around the country, with many places subsidised or free. Details are on the TUC website where you can also sign up to support the march and download posters and flyers.

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