A MESSAGE FROM GMB LONDON REGIONAL SECRETARY WARREN KENNY
Now more than ever we must fight to save our NHS from being totally destroyed by this Government. The threat is not imaginary or false, it’s real and it’s happening before our very eyes. Our Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance and community services are all at breaking point.
We know our NHS continues to be under funded and we see daily, continued cuts and closures of NHS services. Behind all of this we have private sector companies gaining an ever greater foothold within the NHS. Years of pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now some 25,000 nursing and 3,000 midwifery vacancies in the NHS.
The NHS is one of our greatest achievements but it is in crisis. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed. Can you rest easy knowing the NHS is being run down deliberately, when even those at the top of the NHS are saying enough is enough!?
Remember, it’s our NHS, let’s fight together for it!
Our NHS needs every GMB member, their families and friends to march, defend and fight for it. We can march together, sending a clear message to the government – “The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it.”
I truly hope you can join us in London on Saturday 4 March 2017 and I look forward to seeing you on the day.
Yours in Comradeship,
GMB London Regional Secretary
The main march assembles at midday and sets off from Tavistock Square. However the GMB London Region will assemble from 11.00 a.m outside our National Office, Stephenson Way, Euston before joining up in Tavistock Square (Map Available Here)
The short route between Stephenson Way and Tavistock Square is as follows, so as to ensure nobody gets split up crossing the very busy Euston Road:
- Turn left at the end of Stephenson Way into North Gower Street.
- Walk down North Gower Street and turn left into Euston Road and use the underpass at Euston Square station.
- Exit the underpass, on the south side of Euston Road, turn left into Gower Place.
- Cross into Endsleigh Gardens then second right into Endsleigh Street.
- Down Endsleigh Street into Tavistock Square.
This walk should take between 8 and 10 minutes. A map of this short walk will be available to hand out, just in case.
The march then finishes at Parliament Square, with the nearest tube stations being Westminster, St. James’s Park and Victoria.