Party addresses UNISON workers
Party General Secretary and Assembly candidate for West Belfast,John Lowry, has told a UNISON meeting of health service workers from across Northern Ireland that the Workers Party stands firmly against privatisation, profiteering and the agenda of right wing politicians at Stormont and at Westminster
Threat “All those concerned with the future well being of Health and Social Care Services in Northern ireland will keep a watching eye on the proposals contained in the McKinsey Report”, he said.
“Although publicly rejected by the main parties at Stormont this report was commissioned at a cost of £320,000 and its proposals represent the greatest threat to a free NHS funded from taxation since its foundation. McKinsey is a US Global Management consultancy which has been embroiled in, amongst other things, the notorious Enron fraud”.
“Their proposals which include charging for visits to GPs and A&E departments bear an uncanny resemblance to the advice local right wing economists were publicly suggesting to the Executive as revenue raising measures ahead of our local budget “.
“We need a review of how our local Health and Personal Social Services can best deliver the services we need, but it cannot and must not be driven by those whose only concern is balance sheets and profit for private companies”, John concluded