(1st April 2019 - Press Communication) April 7 is World Health Day. Every year, networks of trade unions, citizens' collectives, NGOs and social movements coordinate a series of actions in several European cities.
EPSU, the European Federation of Public Service Unions, that organises workers in health, social services and social security and is the most representative organisation at the European level supports the mobilisations of the European Network against the Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection.
Tomorrow in Brussels there will be a European demonstration with several activities, followed by a conference at the European Parliament which EPSU will be joining.
It is important to remember that health and social protection are universal human rights that must be considered in their most global aspects, not just health but also social, environmental and economic. The march will start at he Office of the Belgian Minister of Health (Finance Tower, Botanique) at 10h30 and will arrive at 12h at Place du Luxembourg, in front of the European Parliament where there will be a Press point followed by a conference at the European Parliament with the title "Our Health is not for sale".
EPSU General Secretary, Jan Willem Goudriaan, states "for workers both in the public service or the for-profit sector it is important to demand that health is a human right and needs to be properly funded".
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Further info visit: http://europe-health-network.net/