Tuesday, 12 January 2016
The Tories are saying that Junior Doctors are being misled by the BMA, this is not the case, we are being misled by the Government. Junior Doctors are intelligent, experienced and reasonable people who have simply had enough, who spend their lives interpreting complicated information, who simply do not want unsafe contracts to be put into place. With a ballot that saw 98% supporting strike action, they have no other choice now than taking action.
It is the Government that keeps attacking the junior doctors suggestions and proposals, vilifying and underminding them , smeared by the right wing press in an attempt to break them and the N.H.S. Their new contracts will force them to work longer and more unsociable hours with a slash in their wages of up to 30%. The new contract will also see moves making junior doctors work overtime for no extra money. The N.H.S is already on thin ice, stretched to breaking point, and these new contracts could force more doctors to leave their career, or see them moving abroad. I truly believe they are worth defending, who also have a great deal of sympathy from the wider public, knowing that their battle is part of a wider one against the Tories and their policies of austerity.
Personally if it was not for the N.H.S my partner would probably be dead. Out today after 6 months of caring support in a N.H.S hospital. The N.H.S truly is a wonderful thing, as is its workers so needs all the support that is available.
So solidarity and respect to all the junior doctors and all those striking today, no cuts, no privatisation. Remember as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for the N.H.S it will survive, and who would you rather trust with your lives, Junior Doctors or a Tory Government? Simples so support the Junior Doctors. They really do deserve it. Without the N.H.S we wont be able to bring it back, it will be a return to the dark ages, that the Tories so want us to return to.
Lets hope they get a fair deal that help get our N.H.S working again. Serving and protecting us all.
Posted by teifidancer at 13:53