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Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital

30 January 2020
Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

Round-up: cops called to St George’s pickets, cleaners strike, ferry walkout and more

28 January 2020
Security guards at St George’s medical school in south London struck for a further three days from Monday.

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

21 January 2020
A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Nearly 100,000 patients made to wait for accident and emergency departments

14 January 2020
A record-breaking number of patients have been forced to wait for more than an hour before being admitted from ambulances into accident and emergency (A&E) departments.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

17 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS

16 December 2019
Thousands of nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for higher pay.

Deadly NHS crisis shames Boris Johnson

10 December 2019
Boris Johnson doesn’t care about the NHS—or the deaths and pain caused by Tory cuts.

Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

10 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

Corbyn shows Tories are patently trying to privatise the NHS

27 November 2019
Jeremy Corbyn declared that “the election is now a fight for the survival of our NHS” after he revealed a Tory dossier on Wednesday.

Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts

26 November 2019
The number of hospital beds in England has fallen to the lowest level since records began—and a decade of Tory cuts is to blame.

Health round up: North West strikers keep up fight for equal pay

26 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in the north west of England began their fifth round of strikes for equal pay this week.

Hundreds of health workers strike against privatisation

19 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey began a two-day strike against privatisation on Monday.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages

12 November 2019
Striking health workers staged a sit-in in the lobby of St Mary’s Hospital in west London

1,000 ready to strike to stay fully in the NHS

12 November 2019
Over 1,000 health workers in the Home Counties plan to stage a two-day walkout against privatisation

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up

09 November 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what a strike at a rehabilitation service says about the health service

Health round up: Strikes build against outsourcers in the NHS

05 November 2019
Two groups of outsourced health workers are stepping up their fight for equal pay.

Health workers round-up: NHS support staff stage defiant action

22 October 2019
Hundreds of health workers across the north west of England are holding firm against bosses’ plans to impose a new pay deal.

Lincolnshire health worker action spreads

15 October 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire are escalating their fight for equal pay and terms and conditions.

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