AvaCare is STRIKING with our NHS
AvaCare will be joining the NHS and showing our support by joining them on the picket line with strike action. We want our beloved NHS to still be here tomorrow.
Tuesday 6th December 2022
15th February 2023
AvaCare has been liaising with local unions regarding the second strike date in February, and for now, we have decided to postpone the strike date due on the 21st of February. We will of course continue our communications with local trusts and will update any further information on their page or via email.
AvaCare is STRIKING with our NHS
AvaCare, a private company, is striking alongside our NHS In the last year, 25,000 nursing staff around the UK left the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
Poor pay contributes to staff shortages across the UK, affecting patient safety. There are 47,000 unfilled registered nurse posts in England’s NHS alone.
During COVID the public clapped to show our gratitude and support. AvaCare will join the NHS and show our support by joining them on the picket line with strike action.
Why are we doing this?
No NHS (or public sector) employee should be faced with the burdensome decision of whether to go on strike or not. We are standing with them, striking with them, so they know they are not alone.
At AvaCare we believe every person must have access to what they need to live a healthy life. To help achieve this, we want our beloved NHS to still be here tomorrow. The NHS is being decimated and we do
not believe the current government is paying attention to what the people of the UK want. We are therefore asking other private business owners large and small to join us on strike.
The first-ever strike held by privately owned companies is Tuesday 20th December 2022. The second-strike date will be February 21st 2023.
Are you a business owner who wants to see our NHS still here tomorrow? Then we ask you to join us in strike action, down tools and support your NHS in their fight for the basic rights to safe working conditions and fair pay. The danger is we do nothing, the NHS falls apart and private pharma companies step in.
The RCN is campaigning for a pay rise of 5% above RPI inflation, which has left experienced nurses 20% worse off since 2010. Only by paying nursing staff fairly will the NHS recruit and retain people in the profession.
Here is what you can do if you want to join us:
Sign up for the mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news of our planned strikes. This can be found below.
Prepare for strike days. Post your efforts on social media, display banners on our website and turn on your out-of-office replies, explaining why you will be alongside the NHS on their strike days.
Join the NHS on their picket lines or create your own outside of your local NHS hospital, in a visible and safe area which does not interfere with the day-to-day running of the hospital. We want our NHS to feel supported and we will be there to make sure they know they are not alone.
Contact Local Press, Radio stations and trade news with your own press releases. Feel free to copy or take from our press release as you see fit
Don’t forget your placards and signs, ensure the NHS staff can see why you’re there.