A Unite leverage protest, with “Scabby the rat” outside Standard Life shareholders meeting, Edinburgh. July 2013 Unite has strongly denied plans it is to extend its leverage tactics to the private homes of doctors as part of its ‘Save the NHS’ campaign …

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A Unite leverage protest, with "Scabby the rat" outside Standard Life shareholders meeting, Edinburgh. July 2013

A Unite leverage protest, with “Scabby the rat” outside Standard Life shareholders meeting, Edinburgh. July 2013

Unite has strongly denied plans it is to extend its leverage tactics to the private homes of doctors as part of its ‘Save the NHS‘ campaign.

The Daily Mail reported that union activists planned to bully GPs involved in privatising the NHS in the same way they “bullied” managers during last year’s Grangemouth dispute.

But a Unite spokesman dismissed the report, saying:

“Newspaper reports that Unite is considering holding demonstrations outside the homes or surgeries of GPs are entirely untrue. Such actions have never been contemplated by the union, still less agreed.

“They are a desperate attempt by the government’s media friends to distract from David Cameron’s betrayal of the NHS he promised to protect.

“Unite will continue campaigning to save our health service from being handed over to his fat-cat friends, but our targets will of course be the parasites, not the professionals.”

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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