Southport Labour activists were out showing their support to the NHS junior doctors at Southport Hospital today in a show of solidarity as the BMA dispute with the government continues.
“The Conservative government is trying to force through a contract that undermines the pay and conditions of the junior doctors and threatens patient care” according to Ged Wright speaking on behalf of Southport Labour Party. “The junior doctors have been left with no alternative but to strike to protect our NHS. They are fighting for our NHS and deserve our support.” Ged said, “We discussed the industrial action at a packed all members meeting last Friday which gave our unanimous support to them. We also agreed to support their picket line on Tuesday 12 January outside Southport Hospital.”
Lawrence Duffy, Chair of the Dukes Branch of Southport Labour Party, said, “Our NHS is under threat. Our nation’s health workers are fighting back to defend our health and the future of the NHS. I'll be going to their picket line to show my support. Remember these are the doctors that care for you and your family when you need them most. Now is the time to show your support for them.“