Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

Member of Parliament for Streatham (and parts of Balham, Clapham Common, Tulse Hill and Brixton Hill)
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Clapham & Brixton Hill

NHS Strikes: On the Picket Line with Nurses, Physiotherapists, and Ambulance Workers

Feb 9, 2023 | Campaigns

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The second week of February saw more mass walkouts of NHS workers in England, with nurses and ambulance workers leading the biggest strike in NHS history on Monday, physiotherapists out on Thursday, and ambulance workers out once again yesterday. This is an indictment of a government that has run our NHS into the ground over the last 13 years and consistently failed to value NHS staff and the work they do.

I joined picket lines at St Thomas’ and St George’s to tell the Government to pay nurses and all our NHS staff what they’re really worth. Not just because it’s the right thing to do; but because the consequences of losing valuable staff in our NHS are all too plain to see. Solidarity with NHS workers fighting for a safer health service for everyone.