Yesterday saw actions across England demanding that Matt Hancock #ScrapSerco!

With Serco’s contract ending on May 17, now is the time to apply pressure for it not to be renewed. We need a contact tracing and isolation support system that is run locally!…
📌 Liverpool says get Covid done! Public track and trace now! #ScrapSerco
📌 Nottinghamshire: Delivering a letter to councillors on the local Health and Wellbeing Board to pressure Matt Hancock into ending SERCO's contract for NHS Track and Trace! #ScrapSerco

Whose death is acceptable? Elimination now! #ZeroCovid
📌 Birmingham says not a penny more to Serco! Too many have lost their lives because of the failures of the test and trace system #ScrapSerco
📺 More from Birmingham. Serco's contract must not be renewed! #ScrapSerco #IWMD2021 @hazardscampaign
📌 London: Matt Hancock has blood on his hands! #ScrapSerco
📌 Manchester says give local public health teams the cash for test and trace! We need a #ZeroCovid strategy to save lives and livelihoods. #ScrapSerco
📌 Ealing health campaigners call time on privatisation and outsourcing in public health! #ScrapSerco @EalingSoNHS
📌 Kent says #ScrapSerco! Give local public health teams the cash.
📌 Calderdale: Activists supporting local contact tracers call for local teams to be given the support they need to do what they do best!
📌 Oxford: Protest outside the County Hall says tear up the cheque to Serco! Hand test and trace to local teams. #ScrapSerco
📌 Sheffield: Protest outside the Town Hall. SERCO OUR OF TEST AND TRACE! They wrote to the Director of Public Health, Council Leader, & Chair of Health Scrutiny to say #ScrapSerco.
Together we can beat privatisation, outsourcing and corruption and #ScrapSerco! To stop a third wave, we need a working test and trace system rooted in our communities.

Shout out to @We_OwnIt and @keepnhspublic and all the local activists who took action 🔥🔥

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