Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The "Fightback " Campaign

FIGHTBACK was established 1978 as a national organisation, by several major anti-cuts campaigns. its aim was to support and co-ordinate any campaign or trade union action taken aginst the cuts in the NHS



Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We enclose leaflets for Fightback's Conference against Private Medicine.

The aim of the conference is to launch an active campaign against private

medicine throughout the trade union movement involving anti-cuts


The conference is designed to involve rank and file trades unionists and anti-cuts campaigns in the formulation of a Plan of Action that will build a campaign rooted in the shop floor, trade union branches and the community. It is only in this context that private medicine becomes anything more than a subject for paper resolutions.

To enable delegates to take arguments back to their organisations and branches there will be a Fightback Action Sheet on private medicine on sale at the conference. A full pamphlet on private medicine will be available later in the summer incorporating the conference decisions.

To allow us to prepare the best possible conference papers, we would be glad to hear from anyone who has information or experiences from local areas on private health care which mav be of use to other people. We would also like to hear from members of unions which have negotiated private health Insurance schemes.


SPEAKERS; Andrew Jack, Metropolitan District of NALGO

- the facts of private health care.-

Jeanette Mitchell. Secretary Brent CHC.

- cuts and private medicine.

Andrea Campbell, COHSE Wandsworth and East Merton

- fighting for the NHS. .

CHAIR: Ernie Roberts, MP

There will be one workshop session and plenary sessions to ensure the

maximum possible debate.


Send a delegate to the Conference and your constituent branches to do so,

Argue for support from CATC' s and TUC regions and union Divisions

Send a donation if at all possible.

Include the leaflets in your next mailing [-further copies available)

Yours in solidarity,

Vicky Hutchins & Doug Holton

for Fightback

30 Camden Rd./ London NW1 01-485 8610