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Unison health conference delegates say - action needed now to defend the NHS

25 April 2017
The union leadership’s failure to produce enough resistance to the Tory assault on the NHS defined Unison’s health conference in Liverpool this week.

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Racist rules refuse NHS care to thousands of people due to their immigration status

18 April 2017
Cruel immigration checks are putting vulnerable people off seeking the health care they need, writes Dave Sewell

'We need to take fight to the Tories', leading Unison union health worker speaks out

13 April 2017
We talk about how terrible the crisis in the NHS and social care is, but it’s significantly worse now than it has ever been.

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

11 April 2017
Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

11 April 2017
Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Sick I.D. checks must go says GP

28 March 2017
Health workers have slammed moves to make them check foreign patients’ IDs as racist and dangerous.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

21 March 2017
The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

Thirty days notice of eviction for care home residents

21 March 2017
Care home residents in Doncaster—including many receiving end-of-life care—were told last week they were being evicted

Hospitals rationing care are rapped—but not funded

14 March 2017
NHS bosses have told local trusts to stop denying hip operations. But the Tories’ STP plans insist they make cuts

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

March for NHS could launch movement against Tory health plans

07 March 2017
Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of London today, Saturday, in defence of the NHS

What's behind the NHS crisis?

07 March 2017
As tens of thousands of people get ready to march for the NHS in London tomorrow, Blyth Brentnall looks at what’s causing the NHS crisis—and pins the blame on austerity and privatisation

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten

07 March 2017
Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday’s huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten

'Migrants are saving the NHS'—voices from the Our NHS march

07 March 2017
Video footage from the It's Our NHS national demonstration in London

Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS

07 March 2017
Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday.

Unite for our NHS—blame Tories not migrants

28 February 2017
Patients’ lives are being lost as relentless Tory attacks have pushed the NHS past breaking point.

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

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