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The Pandemic and Privatisation - how to fight back
The pandemic has been a goldmine for private contractors and management consultants. But while the private sector (not least Tory ministers’ chums and donors) celebrate their new-found riches, the fiascos of failed private services have been exposed to millions.
Privatised test and trace systems have become byword for failure, just as poor standards of hospital cleaning epitomised the failures of the first outsourced contracts in the 1980s.
The question is how health unions and campaigners can pool their knowledge and work together to develop the right publicity and information to show the folly and expose the waste and inefficiency of privatisation and outsourcing.
An online conference was called on February 25 by Health Campaigns Together, working in partnership with the health unions UNISON, Unite and GMB, the PDA union, the TUC, Keep Our NHS Public, the NHS Support Federation (NHS For Sale), and The Lowdown. 1,200 people registered for the conference and 450 attended.
Short introductions were made on each of the topics before breaking into workshops to consider and discuss priorities and various lines of argument to reach out to the wider, uninformed public.
BELL RIBEIRO-ADDY MP (Streatham)
Click HERE for a recording of the main speakers
This conference is supported by a Campaign Resource Pack including seven Briefing Sheets giving background on the key agenda topics and what we can learn from previous struggles as we fight to keep private hands off our NHS.
The Resource Pack can be downloaded below, or the individual Briefing Sheets can be downloaded individually from our Privatisation page.
More background topics
Click here to link to other resources and information on fighting privatisation
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