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Biggest strike against privatisation in years—Road to Wigan Cheer

29 May 2018
The NHS is threatened with a new form of privatisation. The rise of the wholly-owned subsidiary is bosses’ latest wheeze to sell off hospitals in England through the back door. But hundreds of workers in Lancashire are striking back. Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined the picket line in Wigan

Storm over student mental health crisis

28 May 2018
Hundreds of students joined a March for Mental Health in Bristol last Friday demanding that the university improves its mental health services.

The war on sugar lets food firms off the hook

25 May 2018
It looks like the food industry is winning the first battle in the war over sugar in food. 

Wigan NHS workers strike back against the outsourcers

23 May 2018
Hundreds of the lowest-paid hospital workers took to the picket lines across Wigan on Wednesday. It marked the first day of a 48-hour strike by Unison and Unite union members against outsourcing.

Strike against the Wigan healthcare selloff

22 May 2018
The fight to stop outsourcing in Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh (WWL) NHS Trust is gaining momentum.

Back this health workers’ fight to stop outsourcing

14 May 2018
An inspiring battle by a group of Lancashire NHS workers can help roll back the tide of privatisation in the health service, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Wigan porters push for a strike

08 May 2018
Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

The Troublemaker - Number of people going to hospital for hunger triples

01 May 2018
The number of people who are so malnourished they have to go to hospital has more than tripled in the last ten years.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

24 April 2018
Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

Reports round-up: Anger grows over pay and cuts in Scotland

17 April 2018
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to stump up more money for public sector workers as she addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Monday.

Keep up the fight to reject the NHS pay deal

17 April 2018
Delegates at the Unison union health conference in Brighton this week voted by two to one for the leadership’s motion to recommend the government’s pay offer.

The Troublemaker - Hunt was so busy cutting he forgot how many flats he had

17 April 2018
Jeremy Hunt, who is apparently still the health secretary, failed to declare his involvement in a scheme involving seven flats in Southampton.

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS

10 April 2018
Around 400 people marched to defend the NHS from privatisation in York on Saturday of last week.

Health workers protest to reject rotten NHS pay deal

10 April 2018
Health workers were set to protest outside the Department of Health in central London this Friday.

Throw out Tory health deal and defend the NHS

27 March 2018
The Tories showed their contempt for the health service and those who work in it with a miserly pay offer last week.

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it

27 March 2018
Hundreds of low-paid health workers in Wigan are resisting bosses’ attempts to outsource their jobs to a firm run by their former Labour MP.

Health pay deal would cut wages and strengthen bosses in the NHS

21 March 2018
 The proposals represent a real terms pay cut and managers get new powers

Big march for the NHS in Newcastle

13 March 2018
Over 1,000 people marched against the Tories’ assault on the NHS in Newcastle

Hundreds march to save stroke service in Kent

27 February 2018
Around 300 people marched through Thanet, Kent, last Saturday to defend the area’s only stroke unit in Margate

Pressure beats mental health service cuts in Lewisham

20 February 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after they forced Labour-run Lewisham council to reverse hundreds of thousands of pounds in cuts to children’s mental health services.

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