I am a mental health nurse who has been sacked for being a whistleblower – for speaking out against cuts in services and their privatisation.
I have been a nurse for more than 25 years. On the day I was originally suspended, I actually received a letter from my Trust promoting me to the highest nursing grade!
I am good at my job and I love my work and the patients I work with. That’s why, as a UNISON shop steward, I am appalled at the marketisation of services.
That’s why I will continue to speak out when I see my service threatened and the interests of my patients – the most vulnerable people in our society – put at risk.
That’s also why my 180 colleagues have taken the difficult decision of going out on strike in my support and in support of the best interests of our patients.
I want my job back, so I can continue helping people who need it the most. Please support us.