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Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine?

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine? Dr Kambiz Boomla says the vaccine is safe—but commercial interests are not

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

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

Tens of thousands of NHS workers are suffering with ‘long Covid’ Over a million workers in Britain have been hit by devastating “long Covid”. 

Health workers stage day of action for pay

Health workers stage day of action for pay Health workers across Britain labelled Boris Johnson an “April Fool” on Thursday 1 April.

NHS workers fight back for pay justice

NHS workers fight back for pay justice Disputes in Airedale, Cumberland and Birmingham need support

Global Covid-19 cases surge as Brazil faces health collapse

Global Covid-19 cases surge as Brazil faces health collapse Far from being steadily eliminated, Covid-19 is increasing in most regions of the world

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

25 March 2021
The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

EU risks lives to cut the risk of losing money

23 March 2021
The European Commission exploits every crisis to increase its own powers. It seized control of the vaccine procurement programme but bungled it.

Health unions get serious in the battle to win higher pay

23 March 2021
There are more signs this week that health unions are serious about fighting for decent pay.

Year one—workers’ lives in the age of Covid

21 March 2021
It’s been a year since Boris Johnson told Britain to “stay at home” on 23 March 2020. Sophie Squire and Sam Ord look at how that year has played out for workers—and how we have not been ‘all in it together’

Strike! When NHS workers hit back

15 March 2021
Talk of industrial action is echoing around the NHS after the Tories’ offer of a 1 percent pay rise. Crucial health strikes of the past hold lessons for workers today

New action at Heartlands

08 March 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham have returned to picket lines in a long running dispute over working conditions.

NHS workers say they could strike over pay insult

08 March 2021
A storm of anger hit the Tories after they called for a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers—and it could lead to strikes

Health workers organise protests against Tory pay insult

05 March 2021
The Tories hit a storm of anger after recommending a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers on Wednesday—and the reaction could lead unions to strike.

Unison leaders declare their backing for Heartlands strikers

02 March 2021
Striking porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham were given a boost by an online solidarity rally

Outsourced workers strike at hospital in Carlisle

02 March 2021
More than 150 porters, cleaners and catering workers at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary are striking for long-promised unsocial hours payments

Serco reveals huge profits despite test and trace failures

25 February 2021
Serco, probably Britain’s most hated firm, has been coining it in during the pandemic. In fact, it’s made so much money that it now plans a handout to shareholders.

The Tories put lives at risk to boost economy

23 February 2021
At least 30,000 more people will have died from Covid-19 because of the end of lockdown measures—and that’s if everything goes better than expected.

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise

15 February 2021
How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

Hancock’s mate got a huge NHS contract for vital PPE

15 February 2021
An associate of health secretary Matt Hancock owns a company that received a ­multimillion-pound ­government contract for the supply of PPE.

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