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Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans

Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans Strikes by health workers in Wigan have forced bosses to withdraw plans to outsource hundreds of jobs. But there are more battles to come.

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bedside robots are no replacement for NHS funding and human workforce

12 June 2018
Seventy years since it was founded, the NHS is in crisis.

Health workers vote to accept NHS below-inflation pay deal

12 June 2018
Health workers in England and Wales have accepted a below-inflation pay deal cobbled together by the Tories, unions and NHS bosses.

Confident mood on big picket line as Wigan NHS staff strike against outsourcing

08 June 2018
Confidence reigned on the picket lines as hospital workers across Wigan Borough began their second 48-hour walkout on Friday.

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. 

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.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

26 April 2018
Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

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.

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

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

Health workers in north west England resist outsourcing threat to hospitals

13 February 2018
Former Labour MP Neil Turner has brushed aside low-paid hospital workers’ concerns over outsourcing.

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