Thursday, August 20, 2009

Unions go global to tell truth on NHS

A three-million strong global union has launched a campaign to counter lies being spread by some opponents of the White House's health reform plans.

US rightwingers assert that US President Barack Obama's drive to guarantee affordable universal health-care amounts to a "socialist" takeover of the private insurance industry.

But the Workers Uniting union, a partnership between British union Unite and the US-Canadian United Steelworkers (USW), observed that the establishment of "an egalitarian health-care system" is "about human and civil rights."

Read it all at Morning Star

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