Trade unions unite to call for investment in care
Unions around the world are coming together in a show of strength to call on governments to invest in health and caring industries.
Led by the International Trade Union Confederation, in association with Public Services International, unions representing workers in health, education and aged care are embarking on a Global Day of Action on 29 October with the rally call of “Invest in Care, NOW!”
Organisers have said that “The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the devastating effects of decades of under-investment in public health and care systems and the harmful politics of austerity”.
“The pandemic has underlined the centrality of health and care to our well-being and existence. The need for adequate investment in equitable, quality public health and care systems is more apparent and urgent than ever”.
The coalition’s demands include investment in quality public healthcare services, more green jobs within so-called caring sectors, and for improved pay and conditions.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association is proud to be part of both the International Trade Union Confederation and Public Services International. To be part of our campaign for quality health services, join us today.