Interview with the Health Sector Workers Network (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

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Health is about life, and health work makes business of our basic human functions. It should be no surprise then that health care is under attack globally where the decay of the neoliberal order has incited conflicts over who will control health resources. Over the next few months Recomposition will explore the health care perspectives and proposals for alternatives. We are proud to present the first installment in our Health Series with an interview that comes to us from members of the Health Sector Workers Network located in Aotearoa/New Zealand. They discuss attempting to build cross-workplace and cross-trade solidarity, the recent series of Junior Doctor’s strikes (the equivalent of residents in the US), and building workers resistance to health austerity. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself. What kind of work do you do, and how did you get involved in the health workers movement? My name is Al. I’ve worked in the public health sector, off and on, for most of my adult life,… Read More