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Fifty Five weeks to save the NHS

14th April 2014

55 Weeks To Save The NHS
7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 15 April 2014

Refreshments available from 6.30pm
The Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

With the Coalition busy bringing in more and more private contractors to run NHS services, selling-off NHS assets, and undermining the morale of healthcare workers with insulting and divisive pay offers, now almost 78% of health workers have no confidence in That Tory Hunt.  Clearly the British people must take action to defend the NHS.  It is vital for us to hold Labour to Andy Burnham’s promise to keep the NHS free at the point of use and funded by general taxation We must resist any regressive membership fee, which is just another step towards total privatisation of the NHS.

Discuss how we save our NHS with representatives of all the major health unions – Gordon McKay of UNISON Scotland Health, Ian Evans of Unite’s National Industrial Sector Committee for Health, Andy Prendergast – the GMB‘s Senior Organiser who dealt with Matthew Kershaw in London, before Kershaw brought his cutting ways to Brighton & Sussex NHS, and local healthworker Mick Foote.  All joined by Nancy Platts - Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemp Town and Peacehaven.

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LRC Meeting at NUT Conference
7pm – 9pm, Saturday 19 April 2014
Refreshments available from 6.30pm
Community Base (South Wing door), Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

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Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works, and hike rail fares - as LEAP research suggested they would. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services. [continue...]

The campaign calling on the Government to abandon its plans for privatisation of Royal Mail. The Government has introduced the Postal Services Bill to part-privatise the Royal Mail. With our affiliate union CWU we are fighting to Keep the Post Public! [continue...]

The campaign to demand the Government funds improvements to all existing council housing, and to start building first class council homes to address housing need. For more information see Defend Council Housing website. [continue...]

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