National Health Protest- Enough! A decent Public Health Service now!

National Health Protest- Enough! A decent Public Health Service now!

Organised by Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) & ICTU Youth Committee

The Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) have announced that at 3pm on Saturday March 29th, there will be a huge National Health March: “Enough! For a Decent Public Health System for all!”

National Health Protest- Enough! A decent Public Health Service now!

Organised by Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) & ICTU Youth Committee

The Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) have announced that at 3pm on Saturday March 29th, there will be a huge National Health March: “Enough! For a Decent Public Health System for all!”

The Dublin Council of Trade Unions, in conjunction with the Youth Committee of the ICTU and in co-operation with the Health trade unions, wished to inaugurate a ‘Campaign for a Decent Public Health Service’.

The march will have the backing of many trade unions:
Irish Nurses Organisations (INO), Impact Trade Union, SIPTU, etc.
Political organisations, such as the People Before Profit Alliance, Socialist Workers Party, Socialist Party, Sinn Fein, Labour Party

Patient Groups, such as Patients Together, Hospital campaigns; Save Monaghan Hospital and Save St Luke’s Campiagn, etc.

Speaking at a launch meeting on February 11th in Liberty Hall, Conor MacLiam, whose wife Susie Long, died last October after her bowel cancer diagnosis was delayed because she was a public patient said he wanted to carry on what his wife had started, exposing the two-tier system and campaigning for change. “One of the things that she had hoped to do was to get the trade unions involved. Both of us have very little faith in the establishment parties,” he said.

Janette Byrne of the Patients Together campaign group said: “We need to form a plan for the future. We need to stand up and be heard . . . we need to show them we have had enough and will no longer stay silent. Only then will we see real change”

Watch out for posters and leaflets and spread the word.

All hospital campaigns need to work together to ensure a better health service for all.

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