Thousands March to defend NHS in Lewisham

November 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

By Martin Powell-Davies NUT NEC and NSSN steering committee Over ten thousand demonstrators marched thorough a rainy Lewisham this afternoon in a tremendous display of community opposition to the plans to close the A&E and other services at Lewisham Hospital. The chants of “We won’t die for the PFI” summed up what these cuts are all about – protecting the PFI contractors’ profits at the expense of public health and healthworkers’ livelihoods. See short video: http://youtu.be/Wd-dJT1wyBo NUT members helped boost the numbers after an email was sent to teachers working right across South-East London to call on them to support the demonstration. In a meeting […]