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Serco strikers go from strength to strength - join their protest

29 July 2017
Solidarity from trade unionists and campaigners throughout this week has spurred outsourced health workers in east London to take on multinational Serco.

'Scrap the cap!' - Royal College of Nursing begins protests over public sector pay cap

27 July 2017
Chants of "Scrap the cap" rang out in front of Downing Street as over 200 nurses protested against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap in central London today, Thursday.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

25 July 2017
Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Serco - the world is not enough

25 July 2017
A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

Victims speak out over contaminated blood agony - and call for justice

17 July 2017
With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson

Hundreds of striking Barts health workers join march in London

15 July 2017
Hundreds of NHS workers start a new strike on 25 July. Recently they held a powerful march

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

13 July 2017
Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

11 July 2017
Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco

10 July 2017
Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages

04 July 2017
1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

Reports round up: nurses demand higher pay

27 June 2017
 

St Barts hospital cleaners launch bold programme of strikes for more pay

27 June 2017
Around 1,000 outsourced hospital cleaners in east London are planning a programme of hard-hitting action against multinational Serco.

Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are demanding a 5 percent pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected

20 June 2017
The Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal demanding that women in Northern Ireland should receive free abortion services on the NHS in England.

‘Bed block’ figures show true scale of crisis in care

13 June 2017
The number of patients being forced to remain in hospitals unnecessarily has shot up by more than half.

Health bosses put their money before four year old child’s life

13 June 2017
A child who is seriously ill with a rare disease is likely to be denied treatment because of new cost-saving measures in the NHS.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come

30 May 2017
Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).

Southend protest against NHS cuts

23 May 2017
Up to 1,000 protested last Saturday in Southend against Tory plans to cut the local A&E.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

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