Saturday, March 22, 2014
‘Pay the Nurses! Stop paying for Trident!’
Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group has responded to news that the government is refusing to give thousands of Britain’s nurses even a 1% pay increase, when the retail price index is increasing by almost 3% a year. Local campaigners were on the corner of Hare Hill Road and Church Street in Littleborough on Saturday (22 March 2014) asking people to join them in demanding that more of their taxes are spent on health, education and social services and not on the Trident nuclear weapons system.
On behalf of the Peace Group, Pat Sanchez said,
“We all benefit from the skills and commitment of our NHS nurses and we owe them a decent wage. We need the care and treatment they provide. Yet, the Government is refusing to give them and many others the pay increases they need. Meanwhile, Cameron and Clegg and their ministers seem determined to continue wasting £billions each and every year on the Trident nuclear weapons system. They seem happy to spend on nuclear weapons of mass destruction, but say they can find nothing for our nurses. We are telling the government and all those who support them in wasting our taxes on nuclear weapons that we want our county’s money spent on making lives better not on nuclear weapons which offer us nothing but death and destruction. We say ‘Pay the nurses! Stop paying for Trident!’”
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