Imagine a world where nurses, teachers, waste collectors and all essential workers are properly valued. A world where our public services are protected and everyone’s needs are met. A world which can sustain us well into the future. That world is possible.
If individuals and organisations from across society stand together, we can demand that the government builds an economy that benefits everyone, not just big businesses. It won’t be easy, but if ever there was a moment to try something new, this is it.
We’ve already seen what can be achieved when we support each other during this crisis, from doctors coming out of retirement to care for coronavirus patients, to people picking up prescriptions for their neighbours.
Now we need to channel that community spirit into rebuilding our society for the better, by urging the government to provide a new deal that puts people, not profits, first.
We might not be able to take to the streets right now, but we can still make our voices heard. Drop a pin outside the Houses of Parliament and let the government know that we need to build back better.
Right now the Treasury is drawing up a plan called ‘Project Birch’ to bail out a range of British sectors.
We will always stand to protect jobs but we will not stand by and watch public money being used to reboot the same broken economy that will further deepen inequality and accelerate us towards climate emergency.
Will you email your MP to let them know that no blank bailout cheques should be written?
Over the next two months we’ll be running online video calls about our campaign to #BuildBackBetter where we’ll be:
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Nurses have been there for us all throughout this crisis. But, the pandemic has pushed them to their limits, and has underlined what nurses already know: that they have not been valued or invested in enough.
We need a new deal for our public services. The only recovery that will work is one that builds back better, for nurses, for our NHS, and for our planet.
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