Sussex Defend the NHS
Who are we?
Sussex Defend the NHS is a network of over nearly 3,000 health workers, union activists, and public campaigners. Our activities are guided by regular open, Organising Meetings.
What do we stand for?
We are for the NHS as a high quality, publicly-funded system of universal health care, free at the point of delivery, and free from market economics.
We oppose the Health and Social Care Act, operating since April 2013, and recognise it as set up to enable profits for the private sector. We call for all contracted-out services to be returned to public provision.
We reject Austerity arguments, which are being used to justify NHS under-funding, fragmentation, swingeing cuts, attacks on pay and working conditions and galloping privatisation.
What do we do?
We support all NHS and related workers who want to defend their jobs and the services they provide.
We spread information and campaign with workers when their conditions are attacked and services privatised.
We mobilise support for worker and union-led campaigns and industrial action, using petitions and demonstrations.
We encourage workers from different unions to unite in protest through our network.
We maintain a mailing list of supporters through which to publicise, organise and mobilise action.
We run a Facebook page and website at http://defendthenhssussex.weebly.com/ to share information and views and put supporters in touch with each other and publish an on-line newsletter. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we tweet at @SussexDefendNHS.
We help to organise demonstrations of support and protests, working with Unions and Campaigns.
We hold Public Meetings through which to raise awareness and to build support for workers’ action.
Who do we work with?
Health unions/ Trades Councils; Sussex Trade Union Network; People’s Assembly; Brighton Keep Our NHS Public; Brighton & Hove Women against the Cuts