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Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap

Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are demanding a 5 percent pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected The Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal demanding that women in Northern Ireland should receive free abortion services on the NHS in England.

‘Bed block’ figures show true scale of crisis in care

‘Bed block’ figures show true scale of crisis in care The number of patients being forced to remain in hospitals unnecessarily has shot up by more than half.

Health bosses put their money before four year old child’s life

Health bosses put their money before four year old child’s life A child who is seriously ill with a rare disease is likely to be denied treatment because of new cost-saving measures in the NHS.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come

Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).

Southend protest against NHS cuts

23 May 2017
Up to 1,000 protested last Saturday in Southend against Tory plans to cut the local A&E.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

NHS computer crisis: why we should blame the Tories

16 May 2017
Years of NHS cuts and pressure to cut staff mean a cyber-attack weapon developed by the US National Security Agency has caused chaos in the health service

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

16 May 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Health workers in east London get organised at work to take on the racists

09 May 2017
Health workers in east London are organising to take the fight against racism into their workplaces.

Lincolnshire bikers take to the roads to protest against A&E closure

09 May 2017
Dozens of bikers took to the roads of Lincolnshire to highlight the danger of closing local hospitals last Sunday. It was organised by the Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire NHS campaign.

Hospitals - Tories’ racist message to migrants is, keep out

02 May 2017
One hospital is giving out leaflets telling patients without the right papers to pay up or risk being kicked out of Britain. Dave Sewell continues our investigation into the racist clampdown in the NHS

Theresa May is a “bloody liar” says Sybil after Corbyn reads out her NHS question

02 May 2017
A pensioner whose fears about going into hospital were ridiculed by Theresa May has slammed the Tory leader as a “bloody liar”.

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

02 May 2017
Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Unison health conference delegates say - action needed now to defend the NHS

25 April 2017
The union leadership’s failure to produce enough resistance to the Tory assault on the NHS defined Unison’s health conference in Liverpool this week.

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Racist rules refuse NHS care to thousands of people due to their immigration status

18 April 2017
Cruel immigration checks are putting vulnerable people off seeking the health care they need, writes Dave Sewell

'We need to take fight to the Tories', leading Unison union health worker speaks out

13 April 2017
We talk about how terrible the crisis in the NHS and social care is, but it’s significantly worse now than it has ever been.

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

11 April 2017
Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

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