Responding to a leaked Conservative document warning party candidates not to sign up to pledges that protect the NHS from trade deals and privatisation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Conservatives can’t be trusted with our precious NHS and this briefing note proves it.
“Tory hopefuls are being told not to make promises the party has no intention of keeping. It’s clear that everything is up for grabs if they get power again and that includes selling out the health of the country.
“Whatever Boris Johnson might say, the health service would be offered up to the US corporate giants who would bleed it dry.”
Notes to editors
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.