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Tayside pharmacists dispense a solution to pay dispute

Tayside pharmacists dispense a solution to pay dispute Pharmacy support workers at NHS Tayside began an indefinite strike on Monday.

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support Health workers in Bradford and Lincolnshire are stepping up the fight against poverty pay and outsourcing—and they need solidarity.

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford It is good to see that health workers in Bradford have voted for an all-out strike against privatisation from Monday 26 August. (Socialist Worker, 14 August).

Boris Johnson’s NHS funding promises aren’t good for health

Boris Johnson’s NHS funding promises aren’t good for health Boris Johnson has promised a cash injection for the NHS, but years of cuts mean that much more will be needed to make up for the damage done, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Hospital workers in Bradford begin two week strike against NHS privatisation

Hospital workers in Bradford begin two week strike against NHS privatisation The Unison union members at the Bradford Royal Infirmary are fighting bosses’ plans to outsource cleaners, porters and other support staff

Hospital strikes can deal a blow to NHS privatisation agenda

Hospital strikes can deal a blow to NHS privatisation agenda The fight against NHS privatisation and low pay is hotting up this summer as health workers prepare for a spate of strikes.

Reports round-up

23 July 2019
Outsourced staff at three NHS trusts in north west England will strike for pay equality next week unless their employer Compass agrees to match NHS rates.

Health visitors battle for pay in Lincolnshire

23 July 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire have staged three strikes over pay.

Lincolnshire health visitors strike over pay and to defend the service

16 July 2019
Unite calculates that some health visitors have lost more than £2,000 a year since they were transferred from the NHS

Bradford battles to defend NHS status

16 July 2019
Porters, domestics and security staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust struck for seven days

Bradford hospital workers out against privatisation

09 July 2019
Over 300 workers at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust began a seven-day walkout on Monday of this week.

Sick system of capitalism shows vital signs of wrecking our health for profit

07 July 2019
Author Lee Humber spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about his new book on the rise in health inequality and how societies affect wellbeing

LETTERS - I’m proud to be attacked by Daily Mail for defending NHS

01 July 2019
The Daily Mail was outraged to see a motion passed at the recent British Medical Association conference that defended healthcare for all.

Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs

26 June 2019
Health workers in the West Midlands have vowed to keep fighting after bosses voted to press ahead with plans to privatise their jobs on Wednesday.

Hospital ‘price list’ is a chilling vision of what is to come if NHS cuts are not resisted

21 June 2019
A backlash has forced hospital bosses to drop a plan to make patients pay up to £20,000 for health services.

LETTERS - ‘Hostile environment’ must end at our local hospital

11 June 2019
Our Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) group in Wandsworth, south London, protested over the “hostile environment” at a meeting of St George’s Hospital Trust board last week.

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths

04 June 2019
Research out this week is another damning indictment of how austerity measures have cut short the lives of thousands of poor people in Britain

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up

07 May 2019
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were treated like “dirt”, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry began hearing oral evidence last week.

Fighting the outsourcers

30 April 2019
Outsourced catering workers at two South Yorkshire hospitals plan to strike for three days a week for the whole of May.

NHS strikes demand justice from Sodexo

23 April 2019
Catering workers at two hospital in South Yorkshire are taking the fight to outsourcing giant Sodexo

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