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New action at Heartlands

New action at Heartlands Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham have returned to picket lines in a long running dispute over working conditions.

Don’t let Tory intimidation take away right to protest

Don’t let Tory intimidation take away right to protest The right to protest is under severe attack as the Tories ramp up the fining of protesters and look set to keep restrictions in place for months.

NHS workers say they could strike over pay insult

NHS workers say they could strike over pay insult A storm of anger hit the Tories after they called for a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers—and it could lead to strikes

Nurse Karen Reissmann fined £10,000 under Tory laws for protesting over pay insult

Nurse Karen Reissmann fined £10,000 under Tory laws for protesting over pay insult Manchester police have fined a nurse £10,000 for organising a protest against low pay in the NHS

Health workers organise protests against Tory pay insult

Health workers organise protests against Tory pay insult The Tories hit a storm of anger after recommending a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers on Wednesday—and the reaction could lead unions to strike.

Unison leaders declare their backing for Heartlands strikers

Unison leaders declare their backing for Heartlands strikers Striking porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham were given a boost by an online solidarity rally

Outsourced workers strike at hospital in Carlisle

02 March 2021
More than 150 porters, cleaners and catering workers at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary are striking for long-promised unsocial hours payments

Serco reveals huge profits despite test and trace failures

25 February 2021
Serco, probably Britain’s most hated firm, has been coining it in during the pandemic. In fact, it’s made so much money that it now plans a handout to shareholders.

Private firm puts patients and workers at virus risk

23 February 2021
The scandal of private contracts in the NHS has focused this week on health secretary Matt Hancock’s dodgy dealings during the pandemic.

US private firm buys NHS GP services

16 February 2021
Around 370,000 patients, and 900 staff, have suddenly found themselves in the grip of a US vulture firm

NHS battles in Birmingham, Cumberland and Blackburn 

15 February 2021
Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise

15 February 2021
How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

Hancock’s mate got a huge NHS contract for vital PPE

15 February 2021
An associate of health secretary Matt Hancock owns a company that received a ­multimillion-pound ­government contract for the supply of PPE.

Care home workers were forced to ‘make their own’ safety kit

12 February 2021
Care home workers were left without personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the pandemic, MPs have said.

‘We held system together,’ says sacked Test and Trace worker

08 February 2021
A private firm has fired hundreds of NHS Test and Trace workers despite warnings that the system should remain a vital part of controlling Covid-19.

Tories run aground on their own privatisation of the NHS

08 February 2021
A leaked copy of the government’s plans to “reform” the health service in the wake of the pandemic led to some far-fetched headlines last weekend

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London

06 February 2021
Sage care home workers in Golders Green, north London, staged lively picket lines on Saturday. 

Health workers’ lives put in danger by official PPE guidelines, study shows

04 February 2021
A new study backs health workers’ claims that they are still being put in danger by not having access to the best protective equipment.

Heartlands hospital porters defy threat of the sack from bullying bosses

02 February 2021
Striking porters at Heartlands hospital in Birmingham are livid after being told they will be sacked this week—unless they sign new, worse contracts

Tory vaccine rollout fails black and Asian people despite higher risk of death

27 January 2021
Black and Asian people have died from coronavirus in disproportionate numbers because of disastrous Tory policies and systematic racism. And now it’s emerged that NHS England hadn’t even been counting how many had have been vaccinated. 

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