On Saturday 4th March a coach of 50 UNISON West Sussex members with their friends and families were a part of an amazing, 250,000-strong demonstration and march through central London.
The march was set up by ‘Health Campaigns Together’, a group of campaigns which work to keep the NHS fully-funded, prevent its further privatisation and re-nationalise the parts already hived off to privateers.
Speakers at the rally included Jeremy Corbyn and PCS union General Secretary Mark Serwotka who is himself recovering from a life-saving heart transplant operation earlier in the year. UNISON rep and intensive care nurse Jacqui Berry, from Medway Health branch in the South East, helped organise the march and also spoke movingly at the rally.
Jacqui was interviewed for cable TV channel ‘RT’ and you can watch the interview here on YouTube.
Member Mike Hobson attended with his family and also took great pictures on the day for the branch. Mike said “Well done to all the organisers. A pleasure to meet everyone.”
Member Lorna Beaumont said “A cheery, comradely and free bus! Many thanks.”
Catherine Arnold said “Brilliant day. Thanks for organising and met some fab people on the bus!”
Member and rep Tina Green said “Another great day and a brilliant cause to support.”