Coaches leave 8am from Hallam Union (Hubs) and we will return around 9pm in the evening.
Transport organised by Sheffield People's Assembly, Sheffield TUC and Sheffield Save Our NHS.
Our National Health Service is at breaking point.
On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies are seeking 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.
The demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. The Government's new 'Sustainability and Transformation Plans' (STP's) are, in reality, just a smokescreen for further cuts and privatisation.
The NHS is the greatest achievement of working class people in Britain. We cannot allow it to be undermined and, ultimately, destroyed.
We must march together, sending a clear message to the government; “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”
#March4NHS #SaveOurNHS #SayNoSTPs #KeepOurNHSPublic
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Sheffield People's Assembly
Sheffield People’s Assembly is a branch of The People's Assembly Against Austerity which:
1. Is a broad united national campaign against austerity, cuts and privatisation in our workplaces, community and welfare services, based on general agreement with the signatories’ Founding Statement.
2. Is linked to no political party, committed to open non-sectarian working and dedicated to supplementing, rather than supplanting, trade union, student, pensioner and community opposition to austerity measures.
3. Is based on affiliation by individual supporters, unions nationally and locally, anti-cuts campaigns, and other student, pensioner, unemployed, disabled people’s, women’s, Black people’s, youth and LGBT campaigning organisations.
4. Aspires to support, encourage, coordinate joint action, and facilitate a transfer of experience rather than to command.
5. Encourages the establishment of new local campaigns and/or People’s Assemblies.
6. Organises newsletters, a website, twitter, Facebook and social media, meetings, conferences, lobbies, rallies, marches, demonstrations and other events.
7. Vehemently opposes all proposals to “solve” the crisis by discrimination or scapegoating on grounds of disability, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation or identity.
8. Liaises closely with similar movements in other countries resisting austerity measures.
9. Encourages a wide debate on how to protect the welfare state and develop an alternative programme for economic and social recovery.