A North London health worker
The coalition government with little opposition from Labour are closer than ever to transferring our National Health Service to the money grabbing private sector who will enrich themselves still further.
At the recent Save Our NHS rally at Westminster Central Hall, health workers listened to a succession of trade union leaders such as Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan Barber speak about the dangers of the Con-Dems' Health and Social Care Bill. Yet it quickly became clear to the 2,000 people gathered inside and 70,000 watching live on the internet, that no concrete steps for resistance would be put forward.
The mood in the hall became increasingly one of frustration as the speakers' lack of appetite for action became clear.
Several groups of campaigners, nurses and other health staff began chanting 'national demo now' and one group unfurled a banner calling for a general strike to save the NHS. The response of the organisers was to eject most of the dissenters from the meeting!