CWU Retired Members Conference 2017
Conference recognises the continued under—funding of our NHS. Our
National Health Service is at breaking point. On the backdrop of gross
underfunding and continued cuts and closures of NHS services, private
companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS.
Continued pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone. This is aggravated by the underfunding and privatisation operating within the social care structure.
Conference agrees that the RMAC will work with the NEC to Campaign through the Labour Party, the National Pensioners Convention, the Trades Union Congress and other organisations to mobilise for the national demonstration in London on 4th March which has been organised by Health Campaigns Together.
We believe the time has come to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the NHS and anger and opposition to the destructiveness of Tory policies.
The motion was carried unanimsouly
Mover: Martin Dickens Coventry Branch
Denis Rose RMAC - Urged All Branches to attend NHS Demo on 4th March