SDLP writes directly to health care workers across Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The SDLP has written an open letter to every healthcare worker in Northern Ireland.

The letter, which addresses the current crisis in the health sector, thanks health service employees for the work, care and support they provide to patients across the North and in ensuring our underfunded healthcare system does not grind to a halt.

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Directly addressing the issue of pay, the letter makes it clear that the SDLP will fight for a fair pay deal for nurses and other healthcare workers, which includes the restoration of pay parity with GB counterparts.



SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Cllr Michael Savage said, “We thank every healthcare worker in Northern Ireland for going the extra mile in the work they do to make sure our underfunded health service doesn’t grind to a halt.

“Today’s letter to every healthcare worker in Northern Ireland makes it clear that the SDLP will fight for a fair pay deal for all healthcare workers and stop any privatisation of the NHS.

“Healthcare workers have always been here for us, and we’ll be here for you, at the Assembly and in Westminster, to vote to protect your pay and this valuable service.



He continued, “It is a disgrace that Health Service Staff are being blamed for taking strike action.

“Their action is a message to political leaders that the system is in crisis and patients are being put at risk.

“No one on strike should be blamed for the failure of others.



“Any attempts by Boris Johnson and the Tories to sell-off the NHS as part of an under-the-table trade deal with Donald Trump will be met with strong and powerful opposition.

Councillor Savage added, “Only by being in Westminster and voting against such a move can we protect and safeguard our health service.”


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