20th Jan, 2022

MP champions Coventry NHS workers in Parliament

LABOUR MP for Coventry South, Zarah Sultana, wore University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire charity t-shirt in Parliament, calling on the Leader of the House to back Coventry’s NHS workers.

Speaking during Business Questions in Parliament, Sultana said: “I am very proud to represent Coventry NHS workers, who make the NHS the incredible public service it is” and called on Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the House, to “support the UHCW charity t-shirt.”

Rees-Mogg replied congratulating Sultana for her support of Coventry NHS workers.

Ms Sultana added: “I am very proud to represent Coventry NHS workers, whose dedication and care makes the NHS the incredible public service that it is.

“That’s why I am very pleased to support the UHCW charity and their fantastic fundraising efforts.

In the summer, the Conservative government proposed a 3% pay rise for NHS workers, but with inflation forecast to be more than 3% next year, in real terms it is a pay cut.

In July this year, Ms Sultana organised for NHS nurses to hand in a petition to Downing Street calling for an 15% pay rise for NHS workers, signed by more than 800,000 people, and wrote to the Prime Minister echoing this demand.

She added: “But more must be done to support our NHS workers, which is why it’s vital the government steps-up and gives the NHS the funding it needs, tackling the growing waiting list backlog, and gives NHS workers the pay rise they deserve: 15%, to make up for a decade of falling pay.”

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity raises money to support staff and patients.

Last year, their Christmas fundraising t-shirt featuring Penguino was worn by Margaret Keenan as she got the first Covid jab administered in the UK.

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