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Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July  + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England Health workers in Scotland campaigning for a decent pay rise were set to march on the Edinburgh parliament this Saturday.

New billionaires cash in on Covid-19 vaccine production

New billionaires cash in on Covid-19 vaccine production Profiting from the Covid-19 vaccine has directly created at least nine new billionaires with a combined wealth of nearly £14 billion.

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data NHS England is opening up patients’ medical records for sale to corporations—including Big Pharma. Sam Ord looks at how our data is being collated and shared for reasons of profit

Dominic Cummings says herd immunity was ‘literally the official plan’ for pandemic

Dominic Cummings says herd immunity was ‘literally the official plan’ for pandemic Senior ministers planned to respond to the coronavirus epidemic by letting infections rip through Britain in a bid to create “herd immunity”.

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government Biomedical scientists who do Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust are ramping up their industrial action.

Keep up the battle over NHS pay in Scotland

16 May 2021
Unison union members followed their leaders recommendation to accept 4 percent. But the RCN says it will keep pushing for a better deal.

Social care plans a sham

11 May 2021
Attacks on ordinary people are being masked by proposals to support the adult social care system and NHS.

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

09 May 2021
Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

Big pharma giant Pfizer rakes in bumper profits after cashing in on public money

05 May 2021
Pfizer, one of the richest drug companies in the world, is making hundreds of millions of pounds in profits from its Covid-19 vaccine.

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

01 May 2021
Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Protesters fight US corporate takeover of GP services

23 April 2021
Health campaigners across Britain joined a day of action on Thursday against the takeover of GP practices by a US healthcare giant.

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise

20 April 2021
As world Covid-19 deaths pass three million, India is in the grip of a terrible new wave of the virus. Other countries governed by the hard right face a similar situation, says Yuri Prasad

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar

13 April 2021
Global coronavirus cases have escalated over the past seven weeks and deaths have risen for the past three weeks. More than 136 million people have been infected, and almost three million have died.

Scottish health workers furious at union backing for 4 percent pay offer

13 April 2021
Health workers in Scotland are furious that their Unison union is recommending they accept the Holyrood government’s offer of a paltry 4 percent pay rise.

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine?

09 April 2021
Dr Kambiz Boomla says the vaccine is safe—but commercial interests are not

Centene grabs GP surgeries, and its former boss is advising Johnson

05 April 2021
Campaigners fear that surgeries will now be staffed in the cheapest way possible, with regular doctors replaced by locums, and cheaper medical staff.

Tens of thousands of NHS workers are suffering with ‘long Covid’

04 April 2021
Over a million workers in Britain have been hit by devastating “long Covid”. 

Health workers stage day of action for pay

01 April 2021
Health workers across Britain labelled Boris Johnson an “April Fool” on Thursday 1 April.

NHS workers fight back for pay justice

29 March 2021
Disputes in Airedale, Cumberland and Birmingham need support

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