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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.

Health service battles for equal pay justice

15 October 2019
Two groups of health workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight for equal pay.

Compass strikes escalate, plus NHS round-up

08 October 2019
Health workers working for subcontractor Compass have announced a fresh wave of strikes in their pay fight.

Tayside pharmacy workers are staying out until they get a clear win

01 October 2019
Scottish pharmacy health workers on all-out strike have refused to go back to work until bosses carry out their promises over pay.

Tory NHS lies crumble within hours

01 October 2019
Tory lies over hospital building fell apart in less than 24 hours over the weekend.

Big pharma offers a bitter pill to those who need the most help

01 October 2019
Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to change how drugs companies work. Sadie Robinson looks at how pharmaceutical fat cats pile up profits while ordinary people are denied care they need

Tayside pharmacists are in their fifth week of indefinite action

24 September 2019
Spirits were high on the picket line as Scottish pharmacy workers began their fifth week of an indefinite strike on Monday.

Compass workers point to a fightback

24 September 2019
Hundreds of health workers in the north west of England struck last week in the face of bosses’ attempts to stop them from speaking out against low pay.

Letters—Progressive groups listed on cop ‘counter-terror’ list

24 September 2019
 A counter-terrorism document giving advice to workers includes left wing groups in its safeguarding bulletin—alongside proscribed terrorist organisations.

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

18 September 2019
Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are still defiant

17 September 2019
Striking health visitors in Lincolnshire have refused to back down after a Tory council leader tried to dismiss their action.

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