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Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Back Bolton health workers’ battle for NHS pay

Back Bolton health workers’ battle for NHS pay Outsourced health workers in Bolton were set to begin a 48-hour walkout for higher pay on Thursday.

Mental health cuts leave quarter of patients waiting three months for treatment

Mental health cuts leave quarter of patients waiting three months for treatment Shocking new research has revealed the scale of the crisis facing mental health services.

Stockpiles of body parts are just the latest failure of NHS privatisation

Stockpiles of body parts are just the latest failure of NHS privatisation Hundreds of tonnes of body parts and surgical waste have been stockpiled by a major outsourcer.

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

01 October 2018
A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

Pay figures show scale of institutional racism in NHS

28 September 2018
Shocking new statistics have revealed the scale of institutional racism within the health service.

Strikes keep up pressure against NHS outsourcing

25 September 2018
Health workers across Kent began a five-day strike against a dangerous new form of privatisation on Monday.

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice

24 September 2018
An inquiry into the infected blood scandal began on Monday. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood during the late 1970s and 1980s. More than 2,800 have died.

NHS strikes against outsourcing set to take place in Kent and York

17 September 2018
Health workers are stepping up the fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation that threatens the NHS

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest

13 September 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

04 September 2018
The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Protest against hostile health practice that targets migrants

04 September 2018
Health campaigners plan to protest outside the annual general meeting of Barts Health NHS Trust on Wednesday of next week.

Use NHS and you could be deported, migrants told

21 August 2018
The Tories are trying to use the NHS as a back-door vehicle for deportations. Socialist Worker has seen two examples of how it works—and there are likely to be more.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

21 August 2018
Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

07 August 2018
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

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

31 July 2018
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

24 July 2018
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

24 July 2018
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).

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