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No delays—turn anger over NHS pay into united strikes

No delays—turn anger over NHS pay into united strikes Furious health workers are pushing unions to step up the fight after record-breaking votes to reject the Tories’ imposed 3 percent “pay rise”.

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes Over 90 percent of nurses in the RCN union have said no to the government’s insulting 3 percent offer.

Build on the anger after Tory plans for care fall apart

Build on the anger after Tory plans for care   fall apart A few days after parliament overwhelmingly passed the first round of the government’s social care bill, Tory MPs are already having jitters.

Government to throw away Covid protections

Government to throw away Covid protections Boris Johnson was expected this week to throw away virtually any protection against Covid-19.

Who cares—the reality for social care workers

Who cares—the reality for social care workers Long hours and low pay, services collapsing after years of cuts, thousands of unfilled vacancies, needs of the cared for ignored. Socialist Worker talks to frontline care workers about what’s gone wrong

Care staff shortages follow from low pay

Care staff shortages follow from low pay Few things better illustrate the broken social care system in England than the 170,000 staff vacancies expected by the end of the year.

Tories announce social care plan that is class war on workers

05 September 2021
The Tories have unveiled a scheme that they say will deal with the social care crisis. It is a piece of class warfare favouring the rich and making workers pay.

Philips recalls breathing machines in US but not in Britain

26 August 2021
Medical equipment company Philips has recalled millions of machines used to treat sleep apnoea in the United States because of fears of potential serious harm to users.

Letters—The latest vaccine failure exposes more Tory greed

17 August 2021
Tory health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed this week that the government is to begin administering booster vaccines in the autumn.

Tory privatisation plan will make NHS waiting list crisis worse

13 August 2021
The NHS is facing record-breaking waiting lists for routine treatment—and the crisis is will likely get worse if Tory plans to “reform” the health service go through.

Letters—‘Small steps’ won’t help stop the climate crisis, action can

03 August 2021
If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.

Thousands of NHS staff begin voting on action over pay

03 August 2021
Thousands of health ­workers received online ballot papers this week asking them if they are ­prepared to take industrial action over pay.

NHS unions could ballot for strikes after pay insult

27 July 2021
Unions reacted furiously to the Tories’ measly 3 percent pay offer

NHS workers say they want action to win on pay

20 July 2021
The Tories have delivered another blow to NHS workers. Now workers’ fury has to be turned into action for a 15 percent rise.

Why the National Food Strategy fails

20 July 2021
Food has become deeply politicised. There is growing anger at a food system that badly impacts our health and the environment.

New health bill opens the door to more privatisation

13 July 2021
The government has introduced a new Health and Care Bill into parliament as Covid-19 cases soar.

NHS under pressure from rising virus cases—and worse could be yet to come

08 July 2021
A sharp rise in the number of patients with coronavirus being admitted to hospital is already causing chaos in the NHS. And far worse could be coming as the Tories lift all virus restrictions.

Bosses make new offer after strikes at Royal London Hospital

06 July 2021
The Unite union has suspended strikes by catering staff working for outsourcer Serco at the Royal London Hospital.

Tories pile stress on NHS—followed by a pay insult

05 July 2021
The Tories are about to launch a huge gamble over lockdown restrictions—and they are using our lives as their stake

Sajid Javid will front new attack on safety and NHS

28 June 2021
New health secretary Sajid Javid has been hired by Boris Johnson as a hitman.

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