Rally in defence of public services, the NHS and the Welfare State
Wednesday 5th December
Speakers from NHS and Council Unions, and campaigners for public services.
Why are large corporations and wealthy individuals able to avoid tax while our services are slashed?
Why do bankers get bonuses while we get wage and benefit cuts?
Why are millions unemployed while employers are allowed to use workfare schemes to avoid taking people on and paying them a decent wage?
Austerity isn't working!
Join the Budget Day protest
Brighton Hove and District TUC
Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition
Brighton Benefits Campaign
In his Budget statement on December 5th, Osborne is announcing more misery for ordinary people. This is in addition to the cuts in benefits already announced and the selling off of the NHS. Brighton and Hove City Council is facing a deficit of £25 million next year alone. This will decimate local services and destroy jobs.
NHS Act set to destroy health service
The Coalition has passed an Act that will -
encourage private health companies to cherry pick the profitable services away from the NHS
force hospitals to compete with each other, threatening hospital bankruptcy.
allow hospitals fill up to half of all beds with private patients; before there was limit on private patients, but that’s been scrapped. You and your family will go to the back of the queue.
Restrict the range of health services available. Your GP, formerly your health champion will now appear to become a health scrooge. GPs have been conscripted to be the government’s messenger.
But, they can stick with the publicly-run services, so tell your GP that you don’t want your health services privatised.
More information go to http://www.nhscampaign.org/