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Privatisation bonanza for billionaire Branson while NHS faces cash crisis

Privatisation bonanza for billionaire Branson while NHS faces cash crisis Convicted fraudster Richard Branson’s Virgin empire has snatched £2 billion in contracts from the NHS in the last five years.

Pay round up: Health workers demand poor pay deal is reopened

Pay round up: Health workers demand poor pay deal is reopened NHS workers are demanding unions reopen a shoddy pay deal that was cobbled together by the Tories and trade union leaders.

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers NHS workers are handing back medals they won for fighting the Ebola crisis in west Africa.

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more Chagossians—people exiled from their homes on the island of Chagos in 1966—held a two-day protest in Trafalgar Square last weekend (see above).

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight On Sunday 2 July the Turkish state crushed Istanbul’s LGBT+ Pride celebrations for the third year in a row.

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers Tens of thousands of health workers will be forced to wait up to eight months for thousands of pounds promised by the Tories and union leaders.

Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans

06 July 2018
Strikes by health workers in Wigan have forced bosses to withdraw plans to outsource hundreds of jobs. But there are more battles to come.

Wigan hospital strikers join tens of thousands on march for NHS

30 June 2018
Workers fighting privatisation in Wigan joined the big demonstration in central London to mark the NHS's 70th anniversary

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

30 June 2018
Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

30 June 2018
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

Wigan hospital workers strike against outsourcing and privatisation

28 June 2018
Hundreds of hospital workers across Wigan took to picket lines on Thursday after bosses agreed to push ahead with plans to outsource 900 jobs.

NHS fight should spark resistance to Tories

26 June 2018
It will be great to see tens of thousands of people march for the NHS in London on Saturday. It’s an active response to the desperate crisis of the NHS and a show of defiance.

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm

26 June 2018
Children are left dirty because of poverty, according to a survey.

Back this crucial strike to stop NHS privatisation

26 June 2018
As tens of thousands of people from across Britain prepare to come to London this weekend and demonstrate for the NHS, health workers are readying themselves for more strikes.

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

25 June 2018
The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service

Unison union conference sees revolt against leadership

20 June 2018
The Unison union national conference erupted in chanting and cries of “democracy” on Wednesday after union leaders attempted to quash revolt over a controversial motion.

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

19 June 2018
Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

18 June 2018
Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

15 June 2018
A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bedside robots are no replacement for NHS funding and human workforce

12 June 2018
Seventy years since it was founded, the NHS is in crisis.

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