Thursday, February 8, 2007

SDLP takes to the streets on PFI

Assembly candidates Carmel Hanna MLA and Margaret Walsh joined West Belfast councillor Tim Attwood yesterday in a protest against plans to fund the much needed Mother and Children Hospital through a Private Finance Initiative.

The white line picket at the Royal was organised by UNISON who predict that if plans go ahead as they currently stand, health workers will be transferred to the public sector and Contractors will pocket somewhere in the region of £35 Million per year for 25 years!

Special thanks to our photographer who narrowly avoided a trip to A&E himself.

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