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Have public services survived COVID?

WE CLAPPED NHS workers; we clapped key workers employed by Local Authorities; we clapped for public sector workers. As national lockdown eases, are these key workers still getting the recognition they deserve?

A look at the campaigns currently being promoted by Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) suggests that the answer is “no”.  One of the biggest problems is that the Government announced a pay rise for NHS staff back on 21st July – but nurses were excluded. Not surprisingly, this has prompted nurses to launch a campaign for fair pay – and for equality for black nurses too.

KONP and the campaign NHS Staff Voices are hosting a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, to highlight the campaigns for pay equality and justice going on in the NHS. Then on Saturday, there will be campaign events around the country to call for fair pay and justice in our health service – as well as the KONP AGM.

To explain what’s going on in the NHS, the 20:20 Vision Vodcast tonight will hear from Dr Jackie Applebee, a member of Tower Hamlets KONP. The programme will also be joined by Cllr Paul Merry from Redbridge, who will talk about how councils are delivering their Public Health functions.
To view the show, go to:
20:20 Vision

What’s Going on: Fair pay for frontline workers
Wednesday, 9th September, 7:00-8:30pm
To register for the meeting, go to:

To see what actions are planned for 12th September, go to:
KONP national AGM, 2-4.30pm, Saturday, 12th September (on Zoom)
This is open to members of KONP – join online at:

Register for the AGM here:

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