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Don’t let union laws win

Don’t let union laws win The latest round of anti-union laws, passed in 2016, is being used to stop a strike in the NHS across England and Wales.

No delays—turn anger over NHS pay into united strikes

No delays—turn anger over NHS pay into united strikes Furious health workers are pushing unions to step up the fight after record-breaking votes to reject the Tories’ imposed 3 percent “pay rise”.

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes Over 90 percent of nurses in the RCN union have said no to the government’s insulting 3 percent offer.

Government to throw away Covid protections

Government to throw away Covid protections Boris Johnson was expected this week to throw away virtually any protection against Covid-19.

Who cares—the reality for social care workers

Who cares—the reality for social care workers Long hours and low pay, services collapsing after years of cuts, thousands of unfilled vacancies, needs of the cared for ignored. Socialist Worker talks to frontline care workers about what’s gone wrong

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers The Tories have unveiled a scheme that they say will deal with the social care crisis. It is a piece of class warfare favouring the rich and making workers pay.

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses 

31 August 2021
London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

Philips recalls breathing machines in US but not in Britain

26 August 2021
Medical equipment company Philips has recalled millions of machines used to treat sleep apnoea in the United States because of fears of potential serious harm to users.

Letters—As an Afghan, I rejoice at the end of Western occupation

24 August 2021
Being an elderly Afghan, I have despaired about the two grim decades of the British invasion.

Vote for pay fight in the NHS and councils

24 August 2021
Workers across the public sector should unite against the Tories

Letters—The latest vaccine failure exposes more Tory greed

17 August 2021
Tory health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed this week that the government is to begin administering booster vaccines in the autumn.

Tory privatisation plan will make NHS waiting list crisis worse

13 August 2021
The NHS is facing record-breaking waiting lists for routine treatment—and the crisis is will likely get worse if Tory plans to “reform” the health service go through.

Health workers say ‘strikes are only way’ to protect the NHS

08 August 2021
Furious health workers in England are readying themselves for industrial action as more unions ballot over the Tories’ meagre 3 percent pay rise.

Thousands of NHS staff begin voting on action over pay

03 August 2021
Thousands of health ­workers received online ballot papers this week asking them if they are ­prepared to take industrial action over pay.

Health workers rage at Tory pay insult outside Downing Street

30 July 2021
Around 200 health workers and their supporters joined a march to Downing Street on Friday to protest against the Tory pay insult.

NHS unions could ballot for strikes after pay insult

27 July 2021
Unions reacted furiously to the Tories’ measly 3 percent pay offer

Tories’ last minute pay offer is another insult to NHS workers

21 July 2021
The Tories wants to cut NHS workers pay. They rushed out a 3 percent pay offer to health workers in England on Wednesday after a day of shambles and chaos.

Turn anger into action after Tories’ latest insult to health workers

21 July 2021
In a toxic mix of insult and shambles, the Tories scrapped an expected announcement on NHS pay on Wednesday.

NHS workers say they want action to win on pay

20 July 2021
The Tories have delivered another blow to NHS workers. Now workers’ fury has to be turned into action for a 15 percent rise.

Big pharma caught over charging and missing tax

20 July 2021
Top drug companies have been found guilty of increasing the price of a life-saving steroid treatment by more than 10,000 per cent and ­paying rivals to stay out of the market.

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