That’s just one of the reasons why our General Secretary told delegates today that UNISON would never give up our opposition to privatisation saying; "UNISON will never, ever back down on the market. Patients are not consumers. The market cannot do a better job”. UNISON has been dealing with the consequences of privatisation for health workers for many years (the strike of the Hillingdon hospital cleaners from 1996 springs to mind).
Now – as Dave Prentis told Health Conference today – when we have seen the biggest financial bubble in history burst it is precisely the time for us to redouble our opposition to privatisation. That’s why I am proud to be standing alongside candidates like Kate Ahrens, Karen Reissmann, Roger Davey and Stephen Lintott in elections to UNISON’s National Executive Council. We need a leadership for UNISON who will make the sea change that is necessary to step up our campaign in defence of public services.
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